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TCO-Free, Flexible, and Bifacial Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Based on Low-Cost Metal Wires (Adv. Energy Mater. 1/2012)

Authors

  • Yongping Fu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Zhibin Lv,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Saocong Hou,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Hongwei Wu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Dan Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Chao Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
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  • Dechun Zou

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P.R. China.
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Abstract

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A TCO-free, flexible and bifacial dye-sensitized solar cell is reportedby D. C. Zou and co-workers on page 37. Different from traditional sandwich-type structures, this solar cell is made from an alternative arrangement of fiber sub-strates as the working and counter electrodes. Such a unique solar cell has good flexibility without expensive transparent conductive oxide (TCO), as well as the ability to capture light to generate electricity from either side. The new structure also provides new clues for how to reduce the cost of solar cells and promote their application.

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