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Ultrafast near infrared sintering of TiO2 layers on metal substrates for dye-sensitized solar cells

Watson, Trystan, Mabbett, Ian, Wang, Hongxia, Peter, Laurence, & Worsley, David (2010) Ultrafast near infrared sintering of TiO2 layers on metal substrates for dye-sensitized solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 19.

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Abstract

A limiting step to roll-to-roll production of dye-sensitized solar cells on metals is TiO2 sintering (10-30 min). Near infrared (NIR) heating is a novel process innovation which directly heats titanium substrates giving rapid binder removal and sintering. NIR heating (for 12.5 s) at varying power gave titanium temperatures of 545, 685 and 817 degrees Celsius yielding cells with efficiencies of 2.9, 2.8 and 2.5%. Identical cells prepared in a conventional oven (1800 s) at 500, 600 and 800 degrees Celsius gave 2.9, 2.6 and 0.2% efficiency. NIR sintering is ultrafast and has a wide process window making it ideal for rapid manufacturing on metals.

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ID Code: 40976
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, Process Innovation, Near Infrared, Ultrafast Sintering, Rapid Manufacturing
DOI: 10.1002/pip.1041
ISSN: 1099-159X (online) 1062-7995 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified (091299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700) > Nanomaterials (100708)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 18:41

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