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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 739–746

Particulate counter electrode system for enhanced light harvesting in dye-sensitized solar cells

Kyoseung Sim, Shi-Joon Sung, Si-Nae Park, Dae-Hwan Kim, and Jin-Kyu Kang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 739-746 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000739


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Abstract

A particulate counter electrode with photo scattering and redox catalytic properties is applied to dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) in order to improve photo conversion efficiency and simplify the assembly process. Our particulate counter electrode acts as both a photo reflecting layer and a catalyst for reduction of electrolyte. The reflective and catalytic properties of the electrode are investigated through optical and electrochemical analysis, respectively. A short circuit current density enhancement is observed in the DSSCs without the need to add an additional reflecting layer to the electrode. This leads to a simplified assembly process.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Photovoltaic Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2013
Published: May 6, 2013

Citation
Kyoseung Sim, Shi-Joon Sung, Si-Nae Park, Dae-Hwan Kim, and Jin-Kyu Kang, "Particulate counter electrode system for enhanced light harvesting in dye-sensitized solar cells," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 739-746 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-6-739


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