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Title: Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation

Abstract

The deposition of various distinct organic dyes, including ruthenium complex N3, melanin nanoparticle (MNP), and porphyrin-based donor-π-acceptor dye YD2-o-C8, by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) for application to dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is investigated systematically. It is found that the two covalently-bonded organic molecules, i.e., MNP and YD2-o-C8, can be transferred from the frozen target to the substrate with maintained molecular integrity. In contrast, N3 disintegrates in the process, presumably due to the lower bonding strength of metal complex compared to covalent bond. With the method, DSSC using YD2-o-C8 is fabricated, and an energy conversion efficiency of 1.47% is attained. The issue of the low penetration depth of dyes deposited by MAPLE and the possible resolution to it are studied. This work demonstrates that MAPLE could be an alternative way for deposition of organic dyes for DSSC.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [4];  [5];  [3];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)
  4. Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan (China)
  5. SuperbIN Co., Ltd., Taipei 114, Taiwan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22611399
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COVALENCE; DEPOSITION; ENERGY CONVERSION; EVAPORATION; LASER RADIATION; MANGANESE PHOSPHIDES; MELANIN; NANOPARTICLES; PENETRATION DEPTH; PORPHYRINS; RESOLUTION; RUTHENIUM; RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES; SOLAR CELLS; SUBSTRATES

Citation Formats

Yen, Chih-Ping, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Yu, Pin-Feng, Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan, Wang, Jyhpyng, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chen, Yen-Mu, Chen, Szu-yuan, E-mail: sychen@ltl.iams.sinica.edu.tw, and Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan. Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961380.
Yen, Chih-Ping, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Yu, Pin-Feng, Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan, Wang, Jyhpyng, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chen, Yen-Mu, Chen, Szu-yuan, E-mail: sychen@ltl.iams.sinica.edu.tw, & Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan. Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961380.
Yen, Chih-Ping, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Yu, Pin-Feng, Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan, Wang, Jyhpyng, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan, Lin, Jiunn-Yuan, Chen, Yen-Mu, Chen, Szu-yuan, E-mail: sychen@ltl.iams.sinica.edu.tw, and Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan. Mon . "Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961380.
@article{osti_22611399,
title = {Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation},
author = {Yen, Chih-Ping and Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan and Yu, Pin-Feng and Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan and Wang, Jyhpyng and Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan and Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan and Lin, Jiunn-Yuan and Chen, Yen-Mu and Chen, Szu-yuan, E-mail: sychen@ltl.iams.sinica.edu.tw and Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan},
abstractNote = {The deposition of various distinct organic dyes, including ruthenium complex N3, melanin nanoparticle (MNP), and porphyrin-based donor-π-acceptor dye YD2-o-C8, by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) for application to dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is investigated systematically. It is found that the two covalently-bonded organic molecules, i.e., MNP and YD2-o-C8, can be transferred from the frozen target to the substrate with maintained molecular integrity. In contrast, N3 disintegrates in the process, presumably due to the lower bonding strength of metal complex compared to covalent bond. With the method, DSSC using YD2-o-C8 is fabricated, and an energy conversion efficiency of 1.47% is attained. The issue of the low penetration depth of dyes deposited by MAPLE and the possible resolution to it are studied. This work demonstrates that MAPLE could be an alternative way for deposition of organic dyes for DSSC.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961380},
journal = {AIP Advances},
number = 8,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}