Stability Assessment Strategy for Counter Electrode Catalysts of Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells

Sining Yun, Peter Lund

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The counter electrode (CE) catalyst used is one of the cell components whose stability is of great importance for dye‐sensitized solar cell's (DSSC's) practical applications. This chapter focuses on assessment strategies for CE catalyst stability. The reference values of power conversion efficiency (PCE) can be regarded as indicative target values in the process of CE stability assessment. This allows most of the researchers to understand how much change in the electrochemical and photovoltaic properties of CE catalysts affecting the overall performance of DSSCs is acceptable. The ultimate goal of the systematic stability evaluation of the CE catalysts is to ensure their practical application. This means that the focus should be on improving the efficiency and stability of DSSC systems to make this photovoltaic technology competitive against traditional solar cell technologies. Furthermore, the chapter provides some examples for stability assessment of CE catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCounter Electrodes for Dye‐sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells
Editors Sining Yun, Anders Hagfeldt
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)9783527813636
ISBN (Print)9783527413676
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book section, Chapters in research books


  • counter electrode catalysts
  • dye‐sensitized solar cells
  • electrochemical properties
  • photovoltaic properties
  • photovoltaic technology
  • power conversion efficiency
  • stability assessment strategy


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