Paper Title:
Improvement of the Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Using Mesoporous Carbon in Polyvinylidene Fluoride/1-Methyl-3-Hexylimidazolium Iodide Gel Electrolyte
  Abstract

Mesoporous carbon (MC) materials with wormhole-like mesopores were prepared and incorporated into the polymer gel electrolyte comprising of polyvinylidene fluoride and 1-methyl-3-hexylimidazolium iodide. These gel composites were employed as the electrolyte for quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. The photovoltaic performance of the quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells improved through incorporating MC into electrolyte. The dye-sensitized solar cell with composite gel electrolyte containing 3 wt% MC achieved the best photovoltaic performance, and the corresponding open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current density, fill factor and overall conversion efficiency were 0.59V, 13.22 mAcm-2, 0.66 and 5.15%, respectively. The stability of dye-sensitized solar cells with composite gel electrolyte was found to be far superior to the cell with organic liquid electrolyte.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 156-157)
Edited by
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
Pages
1078-1081
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.156-157.1078
Citation
G. Q. Wang, L. Wang, S. P. Zhuo, "Improvement of the Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Using Mesoporous Carbon in Polyvinylidene Fluoride/1-Methyl-3-Hexylimidazolium Iodide Gel Electrolyte", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 1078-1081, 2011
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October 2010
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