Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (11): 2957-2961.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20101026

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Pt/FTO Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Prepared by Sputtering-Displacement

WANG Yao-Qiong1,2, WEI Zi-Dong1,2, CAI Hong-Ying1, ZHANG Qian1,2, ZHAO Qiao-Ling1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment and System Security and New Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, P. R. China;
    2. School of Material Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-05-05 Revised:2010-06-29 Published:2010-10-29
  • Contact: WEI Zi-Dong
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20806096) and Innovative Talent Training Project, Chongqing University, China (S-09013)


APt/FTOelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) was prepared by the sputtering (Cu) -displacement (Pt) (SD) method on a conductive glass (FTO) substrate (SD-Pt/FTO). Morphological characterization revealed that the dispersion of Pt particles on the SD-Pt/FTO electrode was significantly improved in comparison with the PY-Pt/FTO electrode prepared by the pyrolysis of Pt salts (PY). Optical current-voltage curves showed that the photoelectric conversion efficiency of DSSC with a SD-Pt/FTO counter electrode increased by 16.5% relative to that with a PY-Pt/ FTO counter electrode. The improvement of DSSC performance with the SD-Pt/FTO electrode is due to its lower electric resistance, and good catalysis resulting from the improved dispersion of Pt particles in the SD process compared with the PY process.


Key words: Dye-sensitized solar cell, Electrode, Sputtering, Pt


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