Echinoid-like particles with high surface area for dye-sensitized solar cells

Kyungho Song, Inseok Jang, Donghoon Song, Yong Soo Kang, Seong Geun Oh

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Echinoid-like particles were synthesized and applied to dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). When echinoid-like particles were used in the DSSCs, dye-loading was increased because of its large surface area. Moreover, it was observed by diffused reflectance that scattering effect was induced by the micron size of echinoid-like particles. Although it was observed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis that more recombination was occurred in the echinoid-like particles, the enhancement of JSC resulting from the increase of dye-loading compensated the decrease of VOC. As a result, the overall power conversion efficiency (PCE) was enhanced from 6.63% to 6.74%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Energy
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) for the Center for Next Generation Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (No. 2008-0061903 ).

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  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Echinoid-like particles
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Large surface area


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