Optimization of titania thickness of dye-sensitized solar cell(DSC) utilizing patterning with electrostatically-injected droplet (PELID) method

Kyousuke Kosugi, Yuki Shimoyama, Shinjiro Umezu, Yoshihito Kunugi, Hitoshi Ohmorri

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Solar cell is one of the key technologies in this century because this has possibility to clear energy problems. In this paper, we tried to pattern titania layer of dye-sensitized solar cell DSC utilizing PELID method. The PELID method is an inkjet fabrication method. The PELID method has good merit; that is ability to eject highly viscous liquid. We applied the merit for patterning titania paste on FTO (Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide) glass. The thickness of titania layer was controlled by the time to print. DSC is composed of electrolyte that is sandwiched between FTO glass and Pt electrode. Titania and N3 are patterned on FTO glass. The efficiency is not so high. The main purpose of the study is to improve the efficiency. The fabrication process of the DSC was simple. Titania paste was patterned on FTO glass utilizing doctor blade. The patterned paste was dried and sintered. The thickness of the layer was controlled by the spacer between the doctor blade and the glass. In the former study, the thickness was not changed, however it is essential to determine the thickness to achieve the highest efficiency. Because best thickness will be changed by the chemical characteristics of titania, new fabrication method that can change the thickness easily should be developed. We developed the PELID method. In this paper, we have optimized of titania layer by controlling the coating time and profile utilizing PELID method. We have demonstrated that optimizing titania layer by PELID method is possible to improve the efficiency of the DSC.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルNIP 2013
ホスト出版物のサブタイトル29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2013
ページ36-39
ページ数4
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 12月 1
外部発表はい
イベント29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
継続期間: 2013 9月 292013 10月 3

出版物シリーズ

名前International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
ISSN(印刷版)2169-4362
ISSN(電子版)2169-4451

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, NIP 2013 and Digital Fabrication 2013
国/地域United States
CitySeattle, WA
Period13/9/2913/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • メディア記述
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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