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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 33, Number 2
BKCSDE 33(2)
February 20, 2012 

Dynamic Response of Charge Transfer and Recombination at Various Electrodes in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Investigated Using Intensity Modulated Photocurrent and Photovoltage Spectroscopy
Gyeong-Ok Kim, Kwang-Sun Ryu *
TiO2, TiCl4 treatment, Scattering layer, IMPS, IMVS
Intensity modulated photocurrent spectroscopy and intensity modulated photovoltage spectroscopy were investigated to measure the dynamic response of charge transfer and recombination in the standard, TiCl4- treated and the combined scattering layer electrode dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). IMPS and IMVS provided transit time (τn), lifetime (τr), diffusion coefficient (Dn) and effective diffusion length (Ln). These expressions are derived that generation, collection, and recombination of electrons in a thin layer nanocrystalline DSSC under conditions of steady illumination and with a superimposed small amplitude modulation. In this experimental, IMPS/IMVS showed that the main effect of TiCl4 treatment is to suppress the recombination of photogenerated electrons, thereby extending their lifetime. And the Diffusion coefficient of combined scattering layer electrode is 6.10 × 10−6 higher than that of the others, resulting in longer diffusion length.
469 - 472
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