Preparation of TiO2 nanocrystalline electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells by 28 GHz microwave irradiation

Satoshi Uchida, Miho Tomiha, Naruhiko Masaki, Akihiro Miyazawa, Hirotsugu Takizawa

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Abstract

Microwave preparation of TiO2 nanocrystalline electrode for use in dye-sensitized solar cells is examined. A multi-mode microwave heating system operating at a frequency of 28 GHz is used to produce rapid processing. Well-sintered TiO2 nanocrystalline thin film is successfully fabricated on transparent conductive FTO glass electrode. Photoelectron energy conversion efficiency of 5.51% is achieved in an electrode prepared by 28 GHz microwave irradiation at 0.7 kW for 5 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 25

Keywords

  • 28 GHz microwave irradiation
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • TiO nanocrystalline electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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