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Reports Summarize Electrochemical Research Study Results from National Central University (Preparation of High Transmittance Platinum Counter...

September 3, 2014



Reports Summarize Electrochemical Research Study Results from National Central University (Preparation of High Transmittance Platinum Counter Electrode at an Ambient Temperature for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Fresh data on Electrochemical Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Taoyuan, Taiwan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "High transmittance Pt nanoparticles are prepared on indium tin oxide/polyethylene-naphthalate) (ITO/PEN) substrate at an ambient temperature of 40 degrees C and employed as counter electrode (CE) for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The deposited nano-Pt materials are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from National Central University, "Symmetrical cell fabricated with CE containing 1.8 wt% nano-Pt shows high exchange current density and low charge transfer resistance, as confirmed by Tafel polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) respectively. The Ti foil sub-module DSSC (10 cm x 10 cm) having such CE exhibits a high conversion efficiency of 7.47% at an illumination of 100 mW/cm(2)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Further, the DSSC maintains >90% of the baseline efficiency after being exposed for more than 2000 hrs in continuous one sun light soaking at 60 degrees C."

For more information on this research see: Preparation of High Transmittance Platinum Counter Electrode at an Ambient Temperature for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Electrochimica Acta, 2014;135():578-584. Electrochimica Acta can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.M. Lee, Natl Cent Univ, Dept. of Chem, Taoyuan 32001, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include L.C. Lin, C.Y. Chen, V. Suryanarayanan and C.G. Wu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taiwan, Taoyuan, Electrochemical Research

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