Simple approach for enhancement of light harvesting efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells by polymeric mirror
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- Simple approach for enhancement of light harvesting efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells by polymeric mirror
- Lee, Jun Young; Lee, Seungwoo; Park, Jung-Ki; Jun, Yongseok; Lee, Young-Gi; Kim, Kwang Man; Yun, Jin Ho; Cho, Kuk Young
- 1-D photonic crystal; Anode layers; Counter electrodes; Dye-Sensitized solar cell; Dye-sensitized solar cells; Light-harvesting; Light-trapping; Scattering layer; Simple approach; Specular reflections
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- OPTICAL SOC AMER
- OPTICS EXPRESS, v.18, no.23, pp.A522 - A527
- A Polymeric mirror from 1D photonic crystal exhibiting full specular reflection is applied on the exterior of the counter electrode of a dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Reflection of exiting light from the cell allows for the reuse of the light and thereby significantly increases the efficiency of the DSSCs (from 8.07% to 8.85%). Furthermore, it is also found to be effective even with incorporation of an internal scattering layer, which is widely used within a TiO(2) anode layer for enhancing light trapping in DSSCs (from 9.17% to 9.53%).
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