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Acta Phys Chim Sin >> 2013,Vol.29>> Issue(03)>> 533-538     doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201212124         中文摘要
ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND NEW ENERGY
Application of Cu2S Counter Electrode in Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells
ZHU Jun1,2, YU Xue-Chao1,2, WANG Shi-Mao1,3, DONG Wei-Wei1,3, HU Lin-Hua1,2, FANG Xiao-Dong1,3, DAI Song-Yuan1,2
1 Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, hinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, 230031, P. R. China;
2 Institute of Plasma Physics, hinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, 230031, P. R. China;
3 Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, 230031, P. R. China
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Cu2S counter electrodes were prepared from the metal chalcogenide complex precursor using a novel method. A porous TiO2 nanoparticle film and TiO2 nanorod array photoanode were also fabricated. The corresponding CdS/CdSe-sensitized solar cells with the Cu2S counter electrode were assembled and their photovoltaic performances were studied. The catalytic performance of the Cu2S counter electrodes was investigated using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Compared with a platinum counter electrode, the Cu2S one exhibited higher catalytic activity and better photovoltaic performance in quantum dot-sensitized solar cells.



Keywords: Quantum dot sensitization   Counter electrode   Cu2S   Metal chalcogenide complex   CdS   CdSe  
Received: 2012-10-09 Accepted: 2012-12-11 Publication Date (Web): 2012-12-12
Corresponding Authors: Email: sydai@ipp.ac.cn

Fund: The project was supported by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973) (2011CBA00700), National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863) (2011AA050527), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (21003130, 21103197, 21173227, 21173228).

Cite this article: ZHU Jun, YU Xue-Chao, WANG Shi-Mao, DONG Wei-Wei, HU Lin-Hua, FANG Xiao-Dong, DAI Song-Yuan. Application of Cu2S Counter Electrode in Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells[J]. Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin., 2013,29 (03): 533-538.    doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201212124

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