Papers by Keyword: Electrophoresis Method

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Authors: Kenji Sakai, Kenji Fujimura, Shinzo Yoshikado
Abstract: TiO2 thin films for the dye sensitized solar cell have been deposited by the electrophoresis method using the ultra fine particles of TiO2. To adsorb much dye molecules on the TiO2 film, electrophoresis method and vacuum impregnation have been tried. The quality of TiO2 thin film and the amount of the dye molecules adsorbed on the thin film affect the energy conversion efficiency of the dye sensitized solar cell. The condition to adsorb large amounts of dye molecules on the TiO2 film was discussed. The values of open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current increased using both vacuum impregnation and electrophoresis method to adsorb dye molecules.
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Authors: Kunio Yamamoto, Kenji Sakai, Shinzo Yoshikado
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to prepare high-quality TiO2 thin films for dye-sensitized solar cells using the electrophoresis method. A high-quality TiO2 thin film has a thickness of approximately 10 μm and no crack on the surface. In this study, TiO2 thin films were deposited by changing the configuration of electrophoresis electrodes. When electrodes were set parallel to horizontal and ITO glass substrate was set in the upper electrode, an excellent TiO2 thin film of approximately 10 μm thickness was obtained by depositing very thin TiO2 films as a buffer layer. The new film has the highest open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current density.
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Authors: Kunio Yamamoto, Masahiko Watanabe, Shinzo Yoshikado
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to prepare high-quality TiO2 thin films suitable for dye-sensitized solar cells using electrophoresis method. A high-quality TiO2 thin film without crack could be deposited using highly dispersed colloidal solution of TiO2 fine particles. Highly dispersed colloidal solution was prepared using mechanical milling (MM). The two electrodes of electrophoresis were set parallel to liquid level. Optimum preparing condition to disperse TiO2 fine particles using MM could be found. Under this condition, homogeneous TiO2 thin film was deposited on ITO glass. The open-electromotive force and short-circuit current of dye-sensitized solar cell showed excellent reproducibility.
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