Low-temperature processing of photoelectrochemical solar cells

S.N.B. Hodgson, L. Weng, L. Mascia, S.Y. Ng, D.G. Infield, R. Gottschalg

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Abstract

Photoelectrochemical (or Gratzel) solar cells are normally manufactured by a process involving a sintering heat treatment of the TiO2 photoanode, to provide mechanical and electrical contact between the nanoparticles. This precludes the use of many low cost substrates and alternative manufacturing approaches. This paper describes a new approach to engineer the nanostructure such that the beat treatment step can be eliminated whilst retaining acceptable device performance. The principles of and processes used to facilitate this are described and the device characteristics reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages216-219
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Event3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 May 200318 May 2003

Conference

Conference3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period11/05/0318/05/03

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Keywords

  • low-temperature
  • processing
  • photoelectrochemical
  • solar cells
  • electrical contacts
  • titanium compounds
  • solar cells
  • sintering
  • semiconductor materials
  • photoelectrochemical cells
  • nanoparticles
  • mechanical contact
  • low-temperature techniques
  • electrochemical electrodes

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Hodgson, S. N. B., Weng, L., Mascia, L., Ng, S. Y., Infield, D. G., & Gottschalg, R. (2003). Low-temperature processing of photoelectrochemical solar cells. 216-219. Paper presented at 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Osaka, Japan.