Preparation and Photovoltaic Properties of Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Flexible dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) were prepared by using carbon nanotube transparent conductive films (CNT-TCFs) as flexible substrates, and their photovoltaic properties were investigated as well. The flexible DSCs show typical photovoltaic characteristics with short-circuit current of 0.78 μA and open-circuit voltage of 1.48 mV, which was strongly influenced by heat-treatment temperature, type of dyes, and electrical resistivity. In light of their lighter weight and higher flexibility than conventional DSCs based on conductive glass substrates, the flexible DSCs have great potential as functional photoelectric components in many fields.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
Y. Zeng et al., "Preparation and Photovoltaic Properties of Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 112-115, 2011