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Development of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) techniques for the optimization of dye sensitized solar cells

Martin, C. J. and Bozic-Weber, B. and Constable, E. C. and Glatzel, T. and Housecroft, C. E. and Wright, I. A.. (2014) Development of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) techniques for the optimization of dye sensitized solar cells. Electrochimica acta, 119. pp. 86-91.

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Abstract

Methods for high-throughput validation of cell components for use in dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are needed as the global production of such cells becomes widespread. We have carried out preliminary investigations into the use of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) for high-throughput screening of materials. By coupling the technique of SECM with a light source, we have examined the surface charge of non-earthed pseudo-DSCs under variable light conditions and screened substrates by varying the working electrode potential. By studying the surface currents in a series of tests in which one or more component of a DSC were varied, the effect of TiO2, dye and iodide/triiodide electrolyte on the surface characteristics have been examined.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Housecroft)
UniBasel Contributors:Housecroft, Catherine Elizabeth and Martin, Colin and Constable, Edwin Charles and Wright, Iain and Bozic Weber, Biljana and Glatzel, Thilo
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0013-4686
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:31 Jan 2014 09:51

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