CoS-graphene composite counter electrode for high performance dye-sensitized solar cell

Fen Wang, Congcong Wu, Yuan Tan, Tetsuro Jin, Bo Chi, Jian Pu, Li Jian

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Abstract

CoS-graphene composite counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was prepared by coating hydrothermal synthesized CoS with graphene onto the FTO conductive glass. SEM shows that CoS particles are uniformly dispersed in the graphene. The result confirms that the prepared composite counter electrode is of highly electrocatalytic activity towards iodine reduction, which is even better than Pt electrode. And cyclic voltammetry measurement also shows that the composite counter electrode has good stability after 100 scan cycles. DSSC with CoS-graphene as composite counter electrode achieves a maximum power conversion efficiency of 6.31%, which is better than Pt electrode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1187
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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