Binary Indium-Zinc Oxide Photoanodes for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Peukert W, Stanzel M, Kunzmann A, Guldi DM, Costa Riquelme RD
Journal: Advanced Energy Materials
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 6
Journal issue: 1
ISSN: 1614-6840
Language: English


Abstract


The benefits of incorporating binary metal-oxide electrodes en route toward efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have recently emerged. The current work aims at realizing efficient indium-doped zinc oxide based DSSCs by means of enhancing charge transport processes and reducing recombination rates. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopic assays corroborate that low amounts of indium reduce charge transport resistances and increase electron recombination resistances. The latter are in concert with a remarkable enhancement of the charge collection efficiency from 33% to 83% for devices with ZnO and InZnO photoanodes, respectively. Going beyond 15 mol% of indium, an effective electron trapping increases the charge transport resistance and, in turn, dramatically reduces charge collection efficiency. Upon implementing InZnO into an electron cascade photoanode architecture featuring an InZnO bottom layer and a ZnO top layer, a device efficiency of 5.77% and a significantly high current density of 20.4 mA cm in binary ZnO DSSCs are achieved.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Costa Riquelme, Rubén Dario Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I
Guldi, Dirk Michael Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I
Kunzmann, Andreas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I
Peukert, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Stanzel, Melanie
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Peukert, W., Stanzel, M., Kunzmann, A., Guldi, D.M., & Costa Riquelme, R.D. (2016). Binary Indium-Zinc Oxide Photoanodes for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 6(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201501075

MLA:
Peukert, Wolfgang, et al. "Binary Indium-Zinc Oxide Photoanodes for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Advanced Energy Materials 6.1 (2016).

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