Effects of cation composition in the electrolyte on the efficiency improvement of black dye-based dye-sensitized solar cells

Hironobu Ozawa, Yu Okuyama, Hironori Arakawa

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The effects of the addition of the tetrabutylammonium cation in the electrolyte on the performance of a black dye-based dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) have been investigated. The conversion efficiency of the cosensitized DSC with black dye and D131 was improved to 11.8% by using an electrolyte containing three kinds of cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9175-9177
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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