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dc.contributor.authorSalaoru, Iuliaen
dc.contributor.authorCherrington, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorWood, B. M.en
dc.contributor.authorGoddship, Vannessaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-04T09:29:52Z
dc.date.available2016-07-04T09:29:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-05
dc.identifier.citationCherrington, R., Wood, B.M., Salaoru, S. and Goodship, V. (2016) Digital Printing of Titanium Dioxide for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 111, e53963, doi:10.3791/53963en
dc.identifier.issn1940-087X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12227
dc.description.abstractSilicon solar cell manufacturing is an expensive and high energy consuming process. In contrast, dye sensitized solar cell production is less environmentally damaging with lower processing temperatures presenting a viable and low cost alternative to conventional production. This paper further enhances these environmental credentials by evaluating the digital printing and therefore additive production route for these cells. This is achieved here by investigating the formation and performance of a metal oxide photoelectrode using nanoparticle sized titanium dioxide. An ink-jettable material was formulated, characterized and printed with a piezoelectric inkjet head to produce a 2.6 μm thick layer. The resultant printed layer was fabricated into a functioning cell with an active area of 0.25 cm2 and a power conversion efficiency of 3.5%. The binder-free formulation resulted in a reduced processing temperature of 250 °C, compatible with flexible polyamide substrates which are stable up to temperatures of 350 ˚C. The authors are continuing to develop this process route by investigating inkjet printing of other layers within dye sensitized solar cells.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Visualized Experimentsen
dc.subjectInkjet printingen
dc.subjectTitanium Dioxideen
dc.subjectSolaren
dc.subjectLow-temperatureen
dc.subjectNanoparticulateen
dc.subjectSolutionen
dc.subjectInken
dc.titleDigital Printing of Titanium Dioxide for Dye Sensitized Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3791/53963
dc.researchgroupEngineering and Physical Sciences Institute (EPsi)
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.funderResearch Councils UKen
dc.projectidEP/K503204/1en
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2015-10-08en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Engineering Sciences (IES)en


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