Stability of cobalt complex based dye solar cells with PEDOT and Pt catalysts and different electrolyte concentrations

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Abstract

Here a 2000-h light-soaking stability test is reported for cobalt complex based dye solar cells using Y123 organic dye with either platinum or poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) as counter electrode catalyst, and two different Co(III) electrolyte concentrations. Both the Co(III) concentration and the counter electrode catalyst affected the device stability. Higher Co(III) concentrations were found to slow down the degradation process with both catalyst materials. Different degradation behavior was also identified for devices with different catalyst materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135652
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Cobalt-complex
  • Degradation
  • Dye solar cell
  • PEDOT
  • Photovoltaics
  • Stability

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    BioEST: Biomaterials for Emerging Solar Technologies

    Miettunen, K.

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