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Fabrication of Polymeric Antireflection Film Manufactured by Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template on the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Version 1 : Received: 13 March 2017 / Approved: 14 March 2017 / Online: 14 March 2017 (08:46:39 CET)

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Tsai, J.-K.; Tu, Y.-S. Fabrication of Polymeric Antireflection Film Manufactured by Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Materials 2017, 10, 296. Tsai, J.-K.; Tu, Y.-S. Fabrication of Polymeric Antireflection Film Manufactured by Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Materials 2017, 10, 296.

Journal reference: Materials 2017, 10, 296
DOI: 10.3390/ma10030296

Abstract

In this study, a high energy conversion efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) was successfully fabricated by attaching a double anti-reflection (AR) layer which is composed of a subwavelength moth-eye structured polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) film and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film. The efficiency is up to 6.79%. The moth-eye structured PMMA film was fabricated by using anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template which is simple, low-cost and scalable. The nano-pattern of AAO template has been precisely reproduced onto PMMA film. The photoanode is composed of Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) with diameter of 25 nm deposited on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass substrate and the sensitizer N3. The double AR layer can effectively improve the short-circuit current density (JSC) and conversion efficiency from 14.77 to 15.79 mA/cm2 and from 6.26% to 6.79%, respectively.

Subject Areas

anodic aluminum oxide (AAO); subwavelength structure (SWS); antireflection; poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA); dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC); conversion efficiency

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