Development of a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with a Carbon Counter Electrode Formed by Screen-Printing

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In this study, we attempted to develop a low-cost dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) by substituting a screen-printed carbon electrode for the conventional platinum counter electrode. Carbon electrodes were formed from mixtures of activated carbon, carbon nanofiber, carbon black, and a resin. The best carbon electrode conversion efficiency obtained was approximately 90% that of a platinum-based electrode.

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Chazono Hirokazu, Fujihara Shinobu, Katayama Keiichi, Masumoto Hiroshi, Mizoguchi Teruyasu, Osada Minoru, Shinozaki Kazuo and Takeda Hiroaki

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157-160

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.485.157

Citation:

T. Kakuda et al., "Development of a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with a Carbon Counter Electrode Formed by Screen-Printing", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 485, pp. 157-160, 2011

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July 2011

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