Paper Title:
Fabrication and Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with Different Microstructure ZnO
  Abstract

In order to improve the performance of the dye-sensitized solar cells based on ZnO films, ZnO nanoparticles of different size and morphology were prepared by hydrothermal and solvothermal synthesis methods. Electrodes applied to dye-sensitized solar cell were prepared by the screen-printing method. The effects of ZnO nanoparticles of different size and morphology on the photovoltaic characteristics of dye-sensitized ZnO solar cells were investigated. The results show that: The short-circuit current density and the energy conversion efficiency of the ZnO nanosheets DSSC are 0.13 mA/cm2 and 0.02%. The short-circuit current density and the energy conversion efficiency of cells prepared with ZnO nanorods with diameter 500nm and length 5μm are 1.91 mA/cm2 and 0.03%.The best performance achieved in the present work was a conversion efficiency of 3.46% for the cells prepared with ZnO nanoparticles with diameters 80nm.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 663-665)
Edited by
Yuan Ming Huang
Pages
857-860
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.663-665.857
Citation
Y. X. Wang, T. L. Ma, X. Y. Fan, X. Y. Li, "Fabrication and Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with Different Microstructure ZnO", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 857-860, 2011
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November 2010
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