This work first introduced Si quantum dots (QDs) for QD-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs). However, the particle size of Si QDs, which had visible light absorption, was relatively large. The paint-type Si QDSC was proposed in this work because Si QDs could not penetrate into nano-porous TiO2 network. Si QDs were synthesized by multi-hollow plasma discharge CVD and mixed with TiO2 paste. For better performance, thickness of Si-TiO2 layer was varied by coating times and Si-TiO2 films were optically and electrically analyzed. As a result, 6 times screen printed Si-TiO2 film had the best performance with the smallest internal impedance and the highest photon to current efficiency.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering