Highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells using a composite electrolyte

Bofei Xue, Hongxia Wang, Yongsheng Hu, Hong Li, Zaoxiang Wang, Qingbo Meng, Xuejie Huang, Liquan Chen, Osamu Sato, Akira Fujishima

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A dye-sensitized solar cell with efficiency over 4% has been fabricated using a composite electrolyte containing LiI(CH3OH)4-I2, SiO2 particles and an ionic liquid, triethylamine hydrothiocyanate (THT). The ionic liquid is used as a cooperative electrolyte. Nano-sized SiO2 particles act as both an inhibitor of crystal growth of the solid-state electrolyte and an insulator layer between the photoanode and the counter electrode. To cite this article: X. Bofei et al., C. R. Chimie 9 (2006).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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