Low temperature fabrication of efficient porous carbon counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

  • Li K
  • Luo Y
  • Yu Z
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Abstract

Porous carbon counter electrodes have been fabricated at low temperature by coating an organic binder free carbon slurry onto F-doped tin oxide conducting glass. The carbon slurry is prepared by ball-milling a dispersion of activated carbon in aqueous SnCl4solution. During ball-milling, SnCl4hydrolyzes and transforms into stannic acid gel, which acts as an inorganic "glue" to connect the carbon particles during film preparation. Dye-sensitized solar cells employing this carbon electrode achieve efficiency as high as 6.1% which is comparable to that of the cells using sputtering Pt as counter electrode. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Carbon
  • Conter elecrtrode
  • DSC
  • Low temperature
  • SnO2

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