Modeling and simulation for dye-sensitized solar cells

Virginia Yong, Seng Tiong Ho, Robert P. H. Chang

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Abstract

We developed an equivalent circuit for dye-sensitized solar cells, which provides a more accurate presentation and a better fit to the experimental I-V curves and Nyquist plots than earlier literature results, as verified by simulation. A simple expression for the estimation of the Warburg coefficient from the experimental Nyquist plot is also proposed in this letter. The simulated I-V curves and Nyquist plots are in good agreement with the experimental data. The interfacial charge transfer and recombination losses at the oxide/dye/electrolyte interface are found to be the most influential factor on the overall conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number143506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume92
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Modeling and simulation for dye-sensitized solar cells. / Yong, Virginia; Ho, Seng Tiong; Chang, Robert P. H.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, No. 14, 143506, 2008.

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