Suppressed Recombination in Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells with Blocking Layers on FTO Substrates
Abstract:The compact and thin TiO2 blocking layers (c-TiO2) were formed on F-doped SnO2 (FTO) substrate in quantum dots-sensitized solar cells (QSSCs) by chemical deposition. The c-TiO2 layers induced indirect contact between electrolyte and FTO electrode, which reduced leakage in QSSCs. The QSSCs showed power conversion efficiency (Eff) of 3.85% in the presence of c-TiO2 layers which leads to 21% improved compared to that without c-TiO2 layers (Eff = 3.18%). The presence of the c-TiO2 layers in QSSCs also improved the stability under illumination.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2012
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