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Novel highly active Pt/graphene catalyst for cathodes of Cu(II/I)-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells

  1. 1. 0481279 - UFCH-W 2018 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Kavan, Ladislav - Krýsová, Hana - Janda, Pavel - Tarábková, Hana - Saygili, Y. - Freitag, M. - Zakeeruddin, S. M. - Hagfeldt, A. - Grätzel, M.
    Novel highly active Pt/graphene catalyst for cathodes of Cu(II/I)-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells.
    Electrochimica acta. Roč. 251, OCT 2017 (2017), s. 167-175 ISSN 0013-4686
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA13-07724S
    GRANT EU: European Commission(XE) 696656 - GrapheneCore1
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61388955
    Klíčová slova: graphene * platinum * cathode catalyst * dye sensitized solar cell * Cu-complexes
    Kód oboru RIV: CG - Elektrochemie
    Obor OECD: Physical chemistry
    Impakt faktor: 4.798, rok: 2016

    Novel highly active, optically-transparent electrode catalyst containing Pt, PtOx, graphene oxide and stacked graphene platelet nanofibers is developed for a cathode of Cu(II/I)-mediated dye-sensitized solar cells. The catalyst layer is deposited on a FTO substrate, which thus becomes smoother than the parent FTO, but the button-like Pt/PtOx nanoparticles are still distinguishable. The found electrocatalytic activity for the Cu(tmby)(2)(2+/+) redox couple (tmby is 4,4', 6,6'-tetramethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) is outperforming that of alternative catalysts, such as PEDOT or platinum. Exchange current densities exceeding 20 mA/cm(2) are provided exclusively by our novel catalyst. The synergic boosting of electrocatalytic activity is seen, if we normalize it to the catalytic performance of individual components, i.e. Pt and graphene nanofibers. The outstanding properties of our cathode are reflected by the performance of the corresponding solar cells using the Y123-sensitized titania photoanode. Champion solar-conversion efficiency (11.3% at 0.1 sun) together with a fill factor of 0.783 compare favorably to all other so far reported best values for this kind of solar cells and the given experimental conditions. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0276871
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