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|Title:||Tin oxide light-scattering layer for titania photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells|
|Citation:||Energy Technology: generation, conversion, storage, distribution, 2016; 4(8):959-966|
|Publisher:||Wiley Online Library|
|Munkhbayar Batmunkh, Mahnaz Dadkhah, Cameron J. Shearer, Mark J. Biggs and Joseph G. Shapter|
|Abstract:||High-performance dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) devices rely on photoanodes that possess excellent light-harvesting capabilities and high surface areas for sufficient dye adsorption. In this work, morphologically controlled SnO₂ micro- structures were synthesized and used as an efficient light-backscattering layer on top of ananocrystalline TiO₂ layer to prepare a double-layered photoanode. By optimizing the thickness of both the TiO₂ bottom layer and the SnO₂ top layer, a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.8 % was achieved, an enhancement of approximately 38 % in the efficiency compared with that of ananocrystalline TiO₂ -only photoanode (5.6 %). We attribute this efficiency improvement to the superior light-backscattering capability of the SnO₂ microstructures.|
|Keywords:||Dye-sensitized solar cells; energy transfer; photochemistry; tin; titanium|
|Rights:||© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA,Weinheim|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 7|
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