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dc.contributor.authorPereira, Ana Isabelpor
dc.contributor.authorTavares, Jorgepor
dc.contributor.authorTavares, C. J.por
dc.contributor.authorAndrade, Luisapor
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Adeliopor
dc.description.abstractThe substrate sheet resistance effect in a large area dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) device is still the main factor responsible for low energy conversion efficiencies. In this work, current collectors made of metal lines were applied by magnetron sputtering on a transparent conducting glass substrate. The introduction of these metal lines enabled a decrease in the sheet resistance from 7.26 Omega.square(-1) to 2.52 Omega.square(-1), by depositing an optimized 1.0 mu m tungsten thick layer on the top of 1.5 mu m thick molybdenum lines. These Mo/W lines withstanded long-term stability when in contact with iodide/triiodide redox couple. Large area dye-sensitized solar cells with 36 cm(2) of active area were assembled and the power conversion efficiency increased from 0.54% to 1.62% when ten metal lines were applied in both electrodes. As a final design, Mo/W lines were only applied onto the counter-electrode and protected with an indium-tin oxide layer; the resulting device showed a power conversion efficiency of 3.43%, compared with the reference efficiency of 2.38%.por
dc.description.sponsorshipA. I. Pereira is grateful to Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through the project SolarConcept (PTDC/EQU-EQU/120064/2010). A. Mendes and L. Andrade acknowledge the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme, the Specific Programme "Ideas" of the European Research Council for research and technological development as part of an Advanced Grant under grant agreement no. 321315 (BI-DSC).This work was also partially supported by the projects POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006939 (Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy - UID/EQU/00511/2013) funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through COMPETE2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalizacao (POCI) and by national funds, through FCT and by NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000005-LEPABE-2-ECO-INNOVATION, supported by North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).por
dc.publisherElsevier Science BVpor
dc.subjectLarge area DSCpor
dc.subjectSheet resistancepor
dc.subjectIndium-tin oxidepor
dc.titleDevelopment of stable current collectors for large area dye-sensitized solar cellspor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technology-
sdum.journalApplied Surface Sciencepor
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