Modeling of photocurrent in dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated with PVDF-HFP-based gel-type polymeric solid electrolyte

Yoshinori Nishikitani, Takaya Kubo, Tsuyoshi Asano

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We discussed photocurrent of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with model equations of polymeric solid electrolyte (PSE)-based and liquid electrolyte-based DSCs. The short-circuit current (Jsc) was found out to increase even further by either increasing the diffusion coefficient of I3 - and/or I- or decreasing the cell-gap, or both. In particular, the cell-gap dependence of Jsc indicates clearly that narrowing the cell-gap is a simple, effective way to increase the Jsc. We also discussed the diffusion coefficient dependence of Jsc. The back electron transfer from TiO2 to an oxidized dye was taken into account and explained the diffusion coefficient dependence of Jsc well. To cite this article: Y. Nishikitani et al., C. R. Chimie 9 (2006).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-638
Number of pages8
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May
Externally publishedYes



  • Back electron transfer
  • Diffusion coefficient of I-I
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photocurrent
  • PVDF-HFP-based polymeric solid electrolyte
  • Short-circuit current density
  • Smoluchowski equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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