Polythiopene sodium poly [2-(3-thienyl)-ethoxy-4-buthylsulfonate] inkjet printed film-sensitized ZnO nanorods solar cells

Fitri Yenni Naumar, Ali Umar Akrajas, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Marjoni Imamora Ali Umar, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman

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This paper reports the study of the sensitizing effect and the structure of the water soluble polymeric dye of polythiopene sodium poly [2-(3-thienyl)-ethoxy-4-buthylsulfonate] (PTEBS) ink-jet thin film on the performance of the dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) based-ZnO nanorods (ZNRs). DSSC device with sandwich structure of FTO/ZNRs/PTEBS/electrolyte/Pt was prepared in this study with the electrolyte used was I-/I-3 redox couple. The PTEBS thin film was deposited onto the ZNRs-coated FTO substrate via an inkjet printing technique from the aqueous solution. To obtain a variation in the thin film structure, the PTEBS was grown via a multiple-step printing approach, namely from three to up to seven times. It was found that the PTEBS ink-jet printed film exhibit effective sensitizing effect on the DSSC by giving enhanced photovoltaic performance of multiple higher order (approximately 3 times) compared to a controlled device, the device without PTEBS and its structure was found to influence the charge transfer process in the device. A high performance DSSC device can be obtained from the PTEBS film with highly compact and even structure that prepared by three time printing process, which gives performance of Jsc, Voc and FF as high as 0.96 mA/cm2, 0.42 V and 34%, respectively, which is corresponding to power conversion efficiency (PCE) as high as 0.14%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-455
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Nanorods
Solar cells
Sodium
Printing
Ink
Thin films
Electrolytes
Sandwich structures
Conversion efficiency
Charge transfer
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Water
Substrates

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Inkjet printing
  • Poly [2-(3-thienyl)-ethoxy-4-buthylsulfonate]
  • Water soluble polymer
  • ZnO nanorods

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  • Electrochemistry

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