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Title: Development of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) techniques for the optimization of dye sensitized solar cells
Authors: Martin, Colin J.
Bozic-Weber, Biljana
Constable, Edwin C.
Glatzel, Thilo
Housecroft, Catherine E.
Wright, Iain A.
Keywords: Scanning electrochemical microscopy
Dye sensitized solar cell
Photo-induced surface current
Surface electroanalysis
Dye/electrolyte optimization
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MARTIN, C.J. ...et al., 2014. Development of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) techniques for the optimization of dye sensitized solar cells. Electrochimica Acta, 119, pp. 86-91.
Abstract: Methods for high-throughput validation of cell components for use in dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are needed as the global production of such cells becomes widespread. We have carried out preliminary investigations into the use of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) for high-throughput screening of materials. By coupling the technique of SECM with a light source, we have examined the surface charge of non-earthed pseudo-DSCs under variable light conditions and screened substrates by varying the working electrode potential. By studying the surface currents in a series of tests in which one or more component of a DSC were varied, the effect of TiO2, dye and iodide/triiodide electrolyte on the surface characteristics have been examined. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Sponsor: We thank the European Research Council (Advanced Grant 267816 LiLo), the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Nano Argovia programme of the Swiss Nanonscience Institute. and the University of Basel for financial support
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.11.172
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25444
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2013.11.172
ISSN: 0013-4686
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