Effect of synthetic quartz nanoparticle-supported counter electrode on dye-sensitized solar cell

Shigeki Kuroiwa, Atsushi Kyan, Tomoko Ito, Nobuaki Komatsu, Takuya Nakanishi, Tetsuya Osaka

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Abstract

We fabricated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with synthetic quartz nanoparticle (SQNP)-supported Pt/fluorine doped tin oxide counter electrodes to utilize an adsorptive capacity of synthetic quartz. The amperage of I 3 - reduction was 1.6 times higher with SQNP than that without SQNP. SQNP also improved the photocurrent density-voltage characteristics and the incident photon to current conversion efficiency spectra in the visible region. These suggest that SQNP enhances the I3 - reduction activity on the counter electrode and the electron transfer to the photoanode. The SQNP-supported counter electrode is expected to be useful to raise the efficiency of a DSSC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalElectrochemistry
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar

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Quartz
Nanoparticles
Electrodes
Fluorine
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Tin oxides
Photocurrents
Conversion efficiency
Photons
Electrons
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Nanoparticle
  • Synthetic quartz

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  • Electrochemistry

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Effect of synthetic quartz nanoparticle-supported counter electrode on dye-sensitized solar cell. / Kuroiwa, Shigeki; Kyan, Atsushi; Ito, Tomoko; Komatsu, Nobuaki; Nakanishi, Takuya; Osaka, Tetsuya.

In: Electrochemistry, Vol. 82, No. 3, 03.2014, p. 165-167.

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Kuroiwa, Shigeki ; Kyan, Atsushi ; Ito, Tomoko ; Komatsu, Nobuaki ; Nakanishi, Takuya ; Osaka, Tetsuya. / Effect of synthetic quartz nanoparticle-supported counter electrode on dye-sensitized solar cell. In: Electrochemistry. 2014 ; Vol. 82, No. 3. pp. 165-167.
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