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Fabrication of flexible dye-sensitised solar cells with photoanodes composed of periodically aligned single crystalline vertical ZnO NRs by utilising a direct metal transfer method

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Abstract

Flexible dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) with photoanodes composed of periodically aligned ZnO NRs were fabricated. The Zn metal dot array as seed spots for ZnO growth was defined on an ITO/PET flexible substrate by a non-aqueous direct metal transfer method. A low-temperature hydrothermal method produced periodically aligned single crystalline vertical ZnO NRs, which expedited electron transport and released bending strain efficiently. The power conversion efficiency was 3.15%, and the device performance was well maintained after 500 bending cycles. A DSSC with photoanodes of non-aligned ZnO NRs was also prepared, and the photoelectric properties were directly compared with those of a DSSC with well-aligned ZnO NRs.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of flexible dye-sensitised solar cells with photoanodes composed of periodically aligned single crystalline vertical ZnO NRs by utilising a direct metal transfer method

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The article was received on 16 Dec 2010, accepted on 03 Mar 2011, published on 08 Apr 2011 and first published online on 08 Apr 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04419A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 7730-7735
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    Fabrication of flexible dye-sensitised solar cells with photoanodes composed of periodically aligned single crystalline vertical ZnO NRs by utilising a direct metal transfer method

    J. J. Kim, K. S. Kim and G. Y. Jung, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7730
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04419A

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