2016 Journal Publication in AIP Advances

16 Aug, 2016

A joural paper about dye-sensitized solar cell has been published in AIP Advances 2016. SuperbIN is one of the coauthors of this paper. The informations are listed as below:

Title: Deposition of organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cell by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation

Authors: Chih-Ping Yen, Pin-Feng Yu, Jyhpyng Wang, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Yen-Mu Chen, and Szu-yuan Chen

1. Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
2. Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 106, Taiwan
3. Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan
4. Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
5. SuperbIN Co., Ltd., Taipei 114, Taiwan

Citation: AIP Advances 6, 085011 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4961380

View online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4961380

View Table of Contents: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/adva/6/8?ver=pdfcov

Published by the AIP Publishing

The deposition of various distinct organic dyes, including ruthenium complex N3, melanin nanoparticle (MNP), and porphyrin-based donor-π-acceptor dye YD2-o-C8, by using matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) for application to dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is investigated systematically. It is found that the two covalently-bonded organic molecules, i.e., MNP and YD2-o-C8, can be transferred from the frozen target to the substrate with maintained molecular integrity. In contrast, N3 disintegrates in the process, presumably due to the lower bonding strength of metal complex compared to covalent bond. With the method, DSSC using YD2-o-C8 is fabricated, and an energy conversion efficiency of 1.47% is attained. The issue of the low penetration depth of dyes deposited by MAPLE and the possible resolution to it are studied. This work demonstrates that MAPLE could be an alternative way for deposition of organic dyes for DSSC.