A new low-temperature fabrication method of dye-sensitized solar cells

Yeong Lin Lai, Shin Hong Chen, Jiong Heng Lu, Jia Shan Ting, Tsung Yen Tsai

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Abstract

A new fabrication method of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is presented in this chapter. The traditional fabrication methods of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using high-temperature processes for working electrodes have been ameliorated. In the new method, TiO2 powder was ground with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for the fabrication of working electrodes and graphite powder was ground with PDMS for relative electrodes. The mixtures for both the working and relative electrodes were coated on ITO-glass substrates by the doctor blade technique. PDMS was able to enhance the adhesion of the film and the substrate as well as reduce film cracks. The process temperature of the proposed fabrication method was 150 C. The low process temperature allows the usage of the plastic substrate for the DSSC. This leads to the advantages of low costs and substrate flexibility. The proposed method demonstrates a promising future for the flexible applications of DSSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems
Pages975-980
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 8
Event2012 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2012 - Changhua, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Dec 132012 Dec 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume234 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

Other2012 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2012
CountryTaiwan
CityChanghua
Period12-12-1312-12-15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Lai, Y. L., Chen, S. H., Lu, J. H., Ting, J. S., & Tsai, T. Y. (2013). A new low-temperature fabrication method of dye-sensitized solar cells. In Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems (pp. 975-980). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 234 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6747-2_113