Low-temperature processing of photoelectrochemical solar cells

S. N.B. Hodgson, L. Weng, L. Mascia, S. Y. Ng, D. G. Infield, R. Gottschalg

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    Photoelectrochemical (or Grätzel) solar cells are normally manufactured by a process involving a sintering heat treatment of the TiO 2 photoanode, to provide mechanical and electrical contact between the nanoparticles. This precludes the use of many low cost substrates and alternative manufacturing approaches. This paper describes a new approach to engineer the nanostructure such that the heat treatment step can be eliminated whilst retaining acceptable device performance. The principles of and processes used to facilitate this are. described and the device characteristics reported.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    EditorsK. Kurokawa, L.L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, C. Wronski
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
    Event3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
    Duration: 11 May 200318 May 2003


    Conference3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
    Abbreviated titleWCPEC


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