Surface-Treated TiO(2) Nanoparticles for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Remarkably Enhanced Performance
Xin, Xukai（Iowa State Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn）
Scheiner, Margaret（Iowa State Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn）
Lin, Zhiqun（Iowa State Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn）
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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were prepared by capitalizing on mesoporous P-25 TiO(2) nanoparticle film sensitized with N719 dyes. Subjecting TiO(2) nanoparticle films to TiCl(4) treatment, the device performance was improved. More importantly, O(2) plasma processing of TiO(2) film that was not previously TiCl(4)-treated resulted in a lower efficiency; by contrast, subsequent O(2) plasma exposure after TiCl(4) treatment markedly enhanced the power conversion efficiency, PCE, of DSSCs. Remarkably, with TiCl(4) and O(2) plasma treatments dye-sensitized TiO(2) nanoparticle solar cells produced with 21 mu m thick TiO(2) film illuminated under 100 mW/cm(2) exhibited a PCE as high as 8.35%, twice of untreated cells of 3.86%.