Recent Progress on Reduced Graphene Oxide-Based Counter Electrodes for Cost-Effective Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Suresh Kannan Balasingam, Yongseok Jun

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are one type of highly efficient low-cost solar cells among third-generation photovoltaic devices. Replacing the expensive components of DSSCs with alternative inexpensive and earth-abundant materials would further reduce their price in the solar cell market. Recently, graphene-based low-cost counter electrodes (CEs) have been developed, which could serve as a potential alternative to the expensive platinum-based CEs. In this review article, we have summarized recent research on various reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-based composite CE materials, methods for their synthesis, their catalytic activity, and the effective utilization of such CEs in DSSCs. The photovoltaic performance of DSSCs made of rGO-based composite CEs were compared with the reference Pt-based cells, and the photovoltaic parameters are summarized in tables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-965
Number of pages11
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes



  • catalysis
  • composites
  • counter electrodes
  • dye-sensitized solar cells
  • reduced graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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