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Discontinuous Electrophoresis Deposition for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Kanta Sugii and Kozo Taguchi
Science & Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan

Abstract—As one method of making dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC), electrophoresis deposition (EPD) which laminates TiO2 on anode using two electrodes is practical way. Because it linked with low-temperature firing in case of espousing plastic substrate. In addition to being able to cut cost of experimental devices. However it has been reported that cracks appear and get bigger on surface of TiO2 layer depending TiO2 thickness. In this paper, we conducted discontinuous electrophoresis and compared with continuous about surface condition of TiO2 layer and conversion efficiency. We used a glass substrate coated FTO as an anode and pt-FTO as a cathode. We adopted MK-2 dye which was an organic pigment. As a result of experiment, we could realize improvement of TiO2 surface condition and progress conversion efficiency in case of discontinuous (2.47%) than continuous (2.08%) under illumination with 100 mWcm-2 (AM 1.5) simulated sunlight. Moreover, we proved that it was better dividing number of times.

Index Terms—DSSC, TiO2 layer, Electrophoresis deposition, discontinuous, Mk-2 dye, drying

Cite:Kanta Sugii and Kozo Taguchi, "Discontinuous Electrophoresis Deposition for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells," International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 218-222, October 2015. doi: 10.18178/ijpmbs.4.4.218-222

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