Plastic dye-sensitized solar cells have been fabricated based on an organic dye (D 149) and ZnO photoanode prepared via room temperature electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to yield a conversion efficiency of 4.17% under 100 mW cm−2 AM 1.5 illumination. Intensity modulated photocurrent spectroscopy analyses reveal that the fabricated ZnO electrodes have adequate interparticle connection, even in the absence of any post-treatment. This study demonstrates that EPD is a convenient method for photoanode fabrication and ZnO photoelectrodes obtained via EPD are promising for efficient plastic solar cells.
Yin, X., Liu, X., Wang, L. and Liu, B., 2010. Electrophoretic deposition of ZnO photoanode for plastic dye-sensitized solar cells. Electrochemistry Communications, 12(9), pp.1241-1244.
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