Application of Micro-Metal Textile for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

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As a means to make a flexible dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), we prepared a TiO2 electrode by using a micro-metal textile made from Sn-plated Cu wires, and examined applicability of the micro-metal textile as a substrate for the electrode. The TiO2 electrodes were prepared successfully by painting a TiO2 paste to the textile using a squeegee method followed by sintering at 500 °C, and the electrodes showed no exfoliation of the TiO2 layer from the textile even when the electrode was bent to a cylindrical shape with 10-mm diameter. The solar cells constructed with these electrodes, on which N3 dye was adsorbed as a sensitizer, exhibited actually a photovoltaic performance. The results indicated the applicability of the micro-metal textile as the flexible substrate for the TiO2 electrode producing an efficient flexible DSSC.

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Osamu Hanaizumi and Masafumi Unno

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92-99

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.459.92

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K. Kakiage et al., "Application of Micro-Metal Textile for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 459, pp. 92-99, 2011

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December 2010

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