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In situ Prepared Transparent Polyaniline Electrode and Its Application in Bifacial Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
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PMID:  21469717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Highly uniform and transparent Polyaniline (PANI) electrodes that can be used as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were prepared by a facile in situ polymerization method. They were used to fabricate a novel bifacially-active transparent DSSC, which showed conversion efficiencies of 6.54% and 4.26% corresponding to front- and rear-side illumination, respectively. Meanwhile, the efficiency of the same photoanode employing Pt counter electrode was 6.69%. Compared to conventional Pt based DSSCs, the design of the bifacial DSSC fabricated in this work would help to bring down the cost of energy production due to the lower cost of the materials and the higher power-generating efficiency of such devices for their capabilities of utilizing the light from both sides. These promising results highlight the potential application of PANI in cost-effective, transparent DSSCs.
Qidong Tai; Bolei Chen; Feng Guo; Sheng Xu; Hao Hu; Bobby Sebo; Xing-Zhong Zhao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS nano     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1936-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101313589     Medline TA:  ACS Nano     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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