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Title: Tin oxide light-scattering layer for Titania Photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells
Authors: Batmunkh, Munkhbayar
Dadkhah, Mahnaz
Shearer, C.J.
Biggs, Mark J.
Shapter, J.G.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: BATMUNKH, M. ...et al., 2016. Tin oxide light-scattering layer for Titania Photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. Energy Technology, 4(8), pp. 959-966.
Abstract: High-performance dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) devices rely on photoanodes that possess excellent light-harvesting capability and high surface area for sufficient dye adsorption. In this work, morphologically controlled SnO2 microstructures have been synthesized and used as an efficient light backscattering layer on top of the nanocrystalline TiO2 layer to prepare a double-layered photoanode. By optimizing the thickness of both the TiO2 bottom layer and SnO2 top layer, a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.8% is achieved, demonstrating a ~38% enhancement in the efficiency when compared to a nanocrystalline TiO2-only photoanode (5.6%). We attribute this efficiency improvement to the superior light backscattering capability of SnO2 microstructures.
Description: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: BATMUNKH, M. ...et al., 2016. Tin oxide light-scattering layer for Titania Photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. Energy Technology, 4(8), pp. 959-966, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ente.201600008. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/ente.201600008
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22947
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ente.201600008
ISSN: 2194-4288
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