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Charge transfer mechanics in transparent dye-sensitised solar cells under low concentration

Selvaraj, Prabhakaran; Baig, Hasan; Mallick, Tapas K.; Sundaram, Senthilarasu


Prabhakaran Selvaraj

Hasan Baig

Tapas K. Mallick


In dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), the incoming sunlight can influence many of the key electron transfer processes occurring at the TiO2/dye/electrolyte interface. So, the intensity of incident light is crucial in determining the overall efficiency of the devices. Here, transparent DSSC exhibiting an average light transmittance of 53% and high energy conversion efficiency (5.93%) is fabricated. A low solar concentrator with 3X optical concentration is coupled with the device to improve the photovoltaic performance without affecting its transparency. The internal resistances of the fabricated transparent DSSCs with and without the low solar concentrator are analysed using impedance spectroscopy. The results indicate that the charge transfer resistance at the TiO2/dye/electrolyte interface of concentrator coupled devices are lower than the bare devices. Moreover, the device active area is scaled up and charge transport properties are compared with a low concentrator coupled device. The overall results show that the concentrator coupled device performs better than the scaled-up device.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 21, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 22, 2018
Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 222
Pages 78-81
Keywords Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Low concentrator, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), Charge transport