The effect of different dopants on the performance of SnO2-based dye-sensitized solar cells

Wai Yan Jim, Xiang Liu, Wai Kin Yiu, Yu Hang Leung, Aleksandra B. Djurišić, Wai Kin Chan, Changzhong Liao, Kaimin Shih, Charles Surya

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Abstract

Tin oxide is a promising candidate for the replacement of titanium dioxide in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), due to its excellent electron transport properties. The performance of TiO2-based DSSCs can be improved either by modifying the morphology of SnO2 nanostructures, or by doping. Here, we investigate the influence of different dopants (Mg, Zn, and Ag) to SnO2 anode on the DSSC performance. We found that the addition of the dopant affects not only the electron lifetime, but also the dye adsorption as well. The best performance was obtained for zinc doped SnO2 anodes, with the power conversion efficiency of 3.4%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume252
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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solar cells
dyes
Doping (additives)
Anodes
Electron transport properties
anodes
Tin oxides
Titanium dioxide
Conversion efficiency
Zinc
Nanostructures
Coloring Agents
Dyes
titanium oxides
tin oxides
Adsorption
electrons
Electrons
zinc
transport properties

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Nanoparticles
  • SnO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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The effect of different dopants on the performance of SnO2-based dye-sensitized solar cells. / Jim, Wai Yan; Liu, Xiang; Yiu, Wai Kin; Leung, Yu Hang; Djurišić, Aleksandra B.; Chan, Wai Kin; Liao, Changzhong; Shih, Kaimin; Surya, Charles.

In: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, Vol. 252, No. 3, 01.01.2015, p. 553-557.

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Jim, WY, Liu, X, Yiu, WK, Leung, YH, Djurišić, AB, Chan, WK, Liao, C, Shih, K & Surya, C 2015, 'The effect of different dopants on the performance of SnO2-based dye-sensitized solar cells', Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, vol. 252, no. 3, pp. 553-557. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201451256
Jim, Wai Yan ; Liu, Xiang ; Yiu, Wai Kin ; Leung, Yu Hang ; Djurišić, Aleksandra B. ; Chan, Wai Kin ; Liao, Changzhong ; Shih, Kaimin ; Surya, Charles. / The effect of different dopants on the performance of SnO2-based dye-sensitized solar cells. In: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research. 2015 ; Vol. 252, No. 3. pp. 553-557.
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