Applied Physics Letters
We report on pulsed laser deposition of graphite onto flexible plastic and conductive glass substrates for use as a counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells. The efficiency of as-prepared graphite electrodes was tested using CdS-sensitized solar cell architecture resulting in external quantum efficiency comparable to that of conventional platinum counter electrodes. This work highlights the possibility of using pulsed laser deposited graphite as a low-cost alternative to platinum, which could be fabricated both on flexible and rigid substrates.
Original Publication Citation
Acharya, K.P., Khatri, H., Marsillac, S., Ullrich, B., Anzenbacher, P., & Zamkov, M. (2010). Pulsed laser deposition of graphite counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, 97(201108), 1-3. doi: 10.1063/1.3518481
Acharya, Krishna P.; Khatri, Himal; Marsillac, Sylvain; Ullrich, Bruno; Anzenbacher, Pavel; and Zamkov, Mikhail, "Pulsed Laser Deposition of Graphite Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" (2010). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 11.