A simple method for modeling dye-sensitized solar cells

Min Kyu Son, Hyunwoong Seo, Kyoung Jun Lee, Soo Kyoung Kim, Byung Man Kim, Songyi Park, Kandasamy Prabakar, Hee Je Kim

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are photoelectrochemical photovoltaics based on complicated electrochemical reactions. The modeling and simulation of DSCs are powerful tools for evaluating the performance of DSCs according to a range of factors. Many theoretical methods are used to simulate DSCs. On the other hand, these methods are quite complicated because they are based on a difficult mathematical formula. Therefore, this paper suggests a simple and accurate method for the modeling and simulation of DSCs without complications. The suggested simulation method is based on extracting the coefficient from representative cells and a simple interpolation method. This simulation method was implemented using the power electronic simulation program and C-programming language. The performance of DSCs according to the TiO2 thickness was simulated, and the simulated results were compared with the experimental data to confirm the accuracy of this simulation method. The suggested modeling strategy derived the accurate current-voltage characteristics of the DSCs according to the TiO2 thickness with good agreement between the simulation and the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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