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Plasma Treatment of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Layer for Improving Performance of Dye-sensitized Solar Cell

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 March 2011

Miho Kitamura
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Yuya Shimada
Affiliation:
College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Ryoto Kawabata
Affiliation:
College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Toshimichi Kasamatsu
Affiliation:
College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Yoshiaki Tokunaga
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Koji Aizawa
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
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Abstract

Performance on dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) using a titanium dioxide nanoparticle layer treated by tetrafluoromethane gas plasma was investigated through electrical properties under illumination. A 50%-increase of maximum power density was observed in the plasmatreated DSCs when RF power and processing time are 1W and 100s, respectively. We also obtain diode factor between 1 and 2 in the fabricated DSCs from a plot of short-circuit current versus open-circuit voltage and then the calculated current density-voltage curve was good agreement with the experimental data.

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