Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2010

Chapter 2: Solar & Photovoltaics

Authors:
J. Ouyang
Affilation:
National University of Singapore, SG
Pages:
49 - 52
Keywords:
dye-sensitized, nanostructured materials, nanotubes, counter electrode
Abstract:
Traditionally, Pt prepared by hydrolysis was used as the counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells. But the hydrolysis requires a high-temperature process, so that it is not suitable for flexible substrates like plastics. In addition, noble Pt remarkably increases the cost of dye-sensitized solar cells. Here, we report three types of nanostuctured materials as the counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells, including nanostrutured Pt by polyol reduction of Pt precursors, nanocomposites and nanotube films.
High-Performance dye-sensitized solar cells with various nanostructured materials as counter electrode
ISBN:
978-1-4398-3419-0
Pages:
482