Studies of coupled charge transport in dye-sensitized solar cells using a numerical simulation tool
2006 (English)In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ISSN 0927-0248, Vol. 90, no 13, 1915-1927 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we present a simulation platform designed to study coupled charge transport in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) devices. The platform, SLICE, is used to study the influence of ions in the electrolyte on electron transport in the nanoporous medium. The simulations indicate that both cationic and anionic properties should be considered when modelling DSCs and similar systems. Additionally, it was found that the effective permittivity coefficient, epsilon, has no influence on the electron transport when the ionic concentration is sufficiently high due to the strong coupling between the respective charged species.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 90, no 13, 1915-1927 p.
dye sensitized; solar cell; simulation; charge transport; model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7311DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2005.12.004ISI: 000238594000005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33646848779OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7311DiVA: diva2:12283
QC 201007082007-06-072007-06-072010-07-09Bibliographically approved