Fabrication of screen-printing pastes from TiO2 powders for dye-sensitised solar cells
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 15, Issue 7, pages 603–612, November 2007
How to Cite
Ito, S., Chen, P., Comte, P., Nazeeruddin, M. K., Liska, P., Péchy, P. and Grätzel, M. (2007), Fabrication of screen-printing pastes from TiO2 powders for dye-sensitised solar cells. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 15: 603–612. doi: 10.1002/pip.768
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 20 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2007
- titanium dioxide;
- nanocrystalline electrode;
- dye-sensitised solar cells
A preparation technique of TiO2 screen-printing pastes from commercially-available powders has been disclosed in order to fabricate the nanocrystalline layers without cracking and peeling-off over 17 µm thickness for the photoactive electrodes of the dye-sensitised solar cells. A conversion efficiency of 8·7% was obtained by using a single-layer of a semi-transparent-TiO2 film. A conversion efficiency of 9·2% was obtained by using double-layers composed of transparent and light-scattering TiO2 films for a photon-trapping system. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.