Carbon nanofibers combined with Pt nanoparticles for use as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells

Suk In Noh, Tae Yeon Seong, Hyo Jin Ahn

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Abstract

Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) combined with different amounts of Pt nanoparticles (CNF/Pt nanocomposites) were syntheiszed by a combination of electrospinning and precipitation methods. Their structural and morphological properties were investiaged by means of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) fabricated with CNF/Pt nanocomposites (with 40 wt% Pt nanoparticles) exhibit a much better short-circuit current density (13.54mA/cm2), fill-factor (49.81%), and photoconversion efficiency (4.47%) than do those with CNF only and CNF/Pt nanocomposites (with 20 wt% Pt nanoparticles). It is also shown that dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) fabricated with CNF/Pt nanocomposites (with 40 wt% Pt nanoparticles) show almost the same cell efficiency as that of DSSCs with a commercial pure Pt-sol sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Volume13
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 14

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Compoistes
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Electrospinning
  • Pt nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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