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|Title:||Platinum/polyaniline transparent counter electrodes for quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells with electrospun PVDF-HFP/TiO2 membrane electrolyte|
Quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cell
|Citation:||Peng, S., Li, L., Tan, H., Srinivasan, M., Mhaisalkar, S.G., Ramakrishna, S., Yan, Q. (2013). Platinum/polyaniline transparent counter electrodes for quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells with electrospun PVDF-HFP/TiO2 membrane electrolyte. Electrochimica Acta 105 : 447-454. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2013.04.177|
|Abstract:||Composite films of platinum and polyaniline (Pt/PANI) with different Pt loadings are prepared by chemical reduction and then a spin-coating process on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrates. The obtained Pt/PANI transparent counter electrodes are applied in quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs) from front and rear light illuminations, using electrospun poly(vinylidenefluoride-cohexafluoropropylene)/ TiO2 (PVDF-HFP/TiO2) as the electrolyte. The analytical results show that the 1.8-nm sized Pt nanoparticles are distributed uniformly in the Pt/PANI film when the Pt loading is 1.5 μg cm-2. Electrocatalytic activity of the Pt/PANI electrode with 1.5 μg cm-2 Pt loading for the I 3 -/I- redox reaction is higher than the conventional sputtered Pt electrode. Furthermore, the mean optical transmittance of the Pt/PANI electrodes is above 60% in the wavelength of 400-800 nm. The optimal QDSC composed of Pt/PANI with 1.5 μg cm-2 Pt loading exhibits power conversion efficiencies of 6.34% and 3.85%, when measured using an AM1.5G solar simulator at 100 mW cm-2 under front and rear light illuminations. The efficiencies are both higher than those of the QDSCs employing the conventional sputtered Pt counter electrode with 8.3 μg cm -2 Pt loading. Moreover, the QDSC exhibits superior long-term stability. These promising results make the potential application of Pt/PANI films as cost-effective, transparent counter electrodes. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Electrochimica Acta|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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