Low-temperature preparation of hierarchical structure TiO 2 for flexible dye-sensitized solar cell

Peng Zhang, Congcong Wu, Yongsheng Han, Tetsuro Jin, Bo Chi, Jian Pu, Li Jian

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Photoanodes for flexible DSSC have been prepared through a chemical sintering method using hydrothermal cement at low temperature of 120°C. The addition of the hydrothermal cement can effectively increase the adhesion between the photoanode and flexible ITO-PET substrate and build the interconnection between nanoparticles at low temperature for the fast transport of electrons. The flexible DSSC based on the photoanode obtains a relatively high photo-to-electric conversion efficiency of 4.0%. The method basing on the commercially available TiO 2 with a small proportion of hydrothermal cement is suitable for roll-to-roll screen-printing preparation, which is expected to be scaled up for mass production of high performance flexible DSSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1372-1377
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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