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Title: Laser sintering of a TiO{sub 2} nanoporous film on a flexible substrate for application in solar cells

Abstract

The selective laser sintering of TiO{sub 2}-film nanoparticles on a plastic conductive substrate is considered for application in flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. It is shown that the absorbed energy of the laser radiation during laser sintering promotes electrical-contact formation between TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles without damaging the plastic conductive substrate. The choice of a near-infrared laser radiation (wavelength of 1064 nm) provides an efficient laser-sintering process. The laser-sintering method promotes a decrease in recombination losses in the TiO{sub 2} film and an improvement in the charge-collection efficiency, which can result in an increase in the efficiency of such solar cells. Furthermore, the efficient-laser sintering method has a great potential for application in the roll-to-roll technology of the fabrication of high-efficiency flexible solar cells.

Authors:
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  1. Southern Federal University, Institute of Nanotechnologies, Electronics and Equipment Engineering (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22649706
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CHARGE COLLECTION; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; LASER RADIATION; NANOPARTICLES; PLASTICS; RECOMBINATION; SINTERING; SOLAR CELLS; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; TITANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Malyukov, S. P., Sayenko, A. V., E-mail: avsaenko@sfedu.ru, and Kirichenko, I. A.. Laser sintering of a TiO{sub 2} nanoporous film on a flexible substrate for application in solar cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063782616090153.
Malyukov, S. P., Sayenko, A. V., E-mail: avsaenko@sfedu.ru, & Kirichenko, I. A.. Laser sintering of a TiO{sub 2} nanoporous film on a flexible substrate for application in solar cells. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063782616090153.
Malyukov, S. P., Sayenko, A. V., E-mail: avsaenko@sfedu.ru, and Kirichenko, I. A.. Thu . "Laser sintering of a TiO{sub 2} nanoporous film on a flexible substrate for application in solar cells". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063782616090153.
@article{osti_22649706,
title = {Laser sintering of a TiO{sub 2} nanoporous film on a flexible substrate for application in solar cells},
author = {Malyukov, S. P. and Sayenko, A. V., E-mail: avsaenko@sfedu.ru and Kirichenko, I. A.},
abstractNote = {The selective laser sintering of TiO{sub 2}-film nanoparticles on a plastic conductive substrate is considered for application in flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. It is shown that the absorbed energy of the laser radiation during laser sintering promotes electrical-contact formation between TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles without damaging the plastic conductive substrate. The choice of a near-infrared laser radiation (wavelength of 1064 nm) provides an efficient laser-sintering process. The laser-sintering method promotes a decrease in recombination losses in the TiO{sub 2} film and an improvement in the charge-collection efficiency, which can result in an increase in the efficiency of such solar cells. Furthermore, the efficient-laser sintering method has a great potential for application in the roll-to-roll technology of the fabrication of high-efficiency flexible solar cells.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063782616090153},
journal = {Semiconductors},
number = 9,
volume = 50,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}