A spray method for dye-sensitized solar cells

Yeong Lin Lai, Yi Hsien Huang

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Abstract

A new spray method was applied for the working electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), instead of the doctor-blade method, to make the film on the working electrode uniform. The working electrode was soaked to the dye which was heated to 60 C, and then the dye was vibrated by a resonator. This procedure was capable of making the dye be well adsorbed into the working electrode. The solar photovoltaic conversion efficiency is increased from 0.26 % for the doctor-blade method to 2.65 % for the proposed spray method. The TiO2 pastes were widely spread on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate, even with a curved surface, using the spray method to achieve an efficient and simple manufacture technology of DSSCs with the advantage of low cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems
Pages987-992
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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Lai, Y. L., & Huang, Y. H. (2013). A spray method for dye-sensitized solar cells. In Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems (pp. 987-992). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 234 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6747-2_115