Transparent conductive oxide films for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

Mehmood, U, Afzaal, M ORCID:, Al-Ahmed,, A, Yates, HM ORCID:, Hakeem, A.S., Ali, H and Al-Sulaiman, FA 2017, 'Transparent conductive oxide films for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells' , IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7 (2) , pp. 518-524.

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In this paper, atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition of fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) thin films of various thicknesses and dopant levels is reported. The deposited coatings are used to fabricate dye-sensitized solar cells, which exhibited reproducible power conversion efficiencies in excess of 10%. No surface texturing of FTOs or any additional treatment of dye-covered films is applied. In comparison, the use of commercial FTOs showed a lower cell efficiency of 7.11%. Detailed analysis showed that the cell efficiencies do not simply depend on the resistivity of FTOs but instead rely on a combination of carrier concentration, thickness, and surface roughness properties.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 2156-3381
Funders: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Depositing User: HM Yates
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:09

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