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Article: Solution-Processed Transparent Nickel-Mesh Counter Electrode with in-Situ Electrodeposited Platinum Nanoparticles for Full-Plastic Bifacial Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

TitleSolution-Processed Transparent Nickel-Mesh Counter Electrode with in-Situ Electrodeposited Platinum Nanoparticles for Full-Plastic Bifacial Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Authors
KeywordsEmbedded metal mesh
Flexible bifacial DSSCs
In-situ electrodeposition
Platinum nanoparticles
Transparent counterelectrodes
Issue Date2017
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick
Citation
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, v. 9, p. 8083-8091 How to Cite?
AbstractA new type of embedded metal-mesh transparent electrode (EMTE) with in-situ electrodeposited catalytic platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) is developed as a high-performance counter electrode (CE) for lightweight flexible bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The thick but narrow nickel micromesh fully embedded in a plastic film provides superior electrical conductivity, optical transmittance, and mechanical stability to the novel electrode. PtNPs decorated selectively on the nickel micromesh surface provide catalytic function with minimum material cost and without interfering with optical transparency. Facile and fully solution-processed fabrication of the novel CE is demonstrated with potential for scalable and cost-effective production. Using this PtNP-decorated nickel EMTE as the CE and titanium foil as the photoanode, unifacial flexible DSSCs are fabricated with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6.91%. By replacing the titanium foil with a transparent ITO-PEN photoanode, full-plastic bifacial DSSCs are fabricated and tested, demonstrating a remarkable PCE of 4.87% under rear-side illumination, which approaches 85% of the 5.67% PCE under front-side illumination, among the highest ratio in published results. These promising results reveal the enormous potential of this hybrid transparent CE in scalable production and commercialization of low-cost and efficient flexible DSSCs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244394
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 8.758
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.381
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dc.contributor.authorKhan, A-
dc.contributor.authorHUANG, Y-T-
dc.contributor.authorMiyasaka, T-
dc.contributor.authorIkegami, M-
dc.contributor.authorFeng, SPT-
dc.contributor.authorLi, W-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T01:51:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-18T01:51:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, v. 9, p. 8083-8091-
dc.identifier.issn1944-8244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244394-
dc.description.abstractA new type of embedded metal-mesh transparent electrode (EMTE) with in-situ electrodeposited catalytic platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) is developed as a high-performance counter electrode (CE) for lightweight flexible bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The thick but narrow nickel micromesh fully embedded in a plastic film provides superior electrical conductivity, optical transmittance, and mechanical stability to the novel electrode. PtNPs decorated selectively on the nickel micromesh surface provide catalytic function with minimum material cost and without interfering with optical transparency. Facile and fully solution-processed fabrication of the novel CE is demonstrated with potential for scalable and cost-effective production. Using this PtNP-decorated nickel EMTE as the CE and titanium foil as the photoanode, unifacial flexible DSSCs are fabricated with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6.91%. By replacing the titanium foil with a transparent ITO-PEN photoanode, full-plastic bifacial DSSCs are fabricated and tested, demonstrating a remarkable PCE of 4.87% under rear-side illumination, which approaches 85% of the 5.67% PCE under front-side illumination, among the highest ratio in published results. These promising results reveal the enormous potential of this hybrid transparent CE in scalable production and commercialization of low-cost and efficient flexible DSSCs.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick-
dc.relation.ispartofACS Applied Materials & Interfaces-
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in [JournalTitle], copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [insert ACS Articles on Request author-directed link to Published Work, see http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/articlesonrequest/index.html].-
dc.subjectEmbedded metal mesh-
dc.subjectFlexible bifacial DSSCs-
dc.subjectIn-situ electrodeposition-
dc.subjectPlatinum nanoparticles-
dc.subjectTransparent counterelectrodes-
dc.titleSolution-Processed Transparent Nickel-Mesh Counter Electrode with in-Situ Electrodeposited Platinum Nanoparticles for Full-Plastic Bifacial Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailFeng, SPT: hpfeng@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLi, W: liwd@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityFeng, SPT=rp01533-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, W=rp01581-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsami.6b14861-
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dc.identifier.hkuros276659-
dc.identifier.hkuros288248-
dc.identifier.volume9-
dc.identifier.spage8083-
dc.identifier.epage8091-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000396186000024-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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