Highly efficient monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells

Jeong Kwon, Nam Gyu Park, Jun Young Lee, Min Jae Ko, Jong Hyeok Park

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Monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells (M-DSSCs) provide an effective way to reduce the fabrication cost of general DSSCs since they do not require transparent conducting oxide substrates for the counter electrode. However, conventional monolithic devices have low efficiency because of the impediments resulting from counter electrode materials and spacer layers. Here, we demonstrate highly efficient M-DSSCs featuring a highly conductive polymer combined with macroporous polymer spacer layers. With M-DSSCs based on a PEDOT/polymer spacer layer, a power conversion efficiency of 7.73% was achieved, which is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest efficiency for M-DSSCs to date. Further, PEDOT/polymer spacer layers were applied to flexible DSSCs and their cell performance was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2070-2074
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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