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Materials 2017, 10(3), 296; doi:10.3390/ma10030296

Fabrication of Polymeric Antireflection Film Manufactured by Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Department of Electronic Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Lioz Etgar
Received: 20 January 2017 / Revised: 7 March 2017 / Accepted: 13 March 2017 / Published: 15 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2017)
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In this study, high energy conversion efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were successfully fabricated by attaching a double anti-reflection (AR) layer, which is composed of a subwavelength moth-eye structured polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) film and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film. An efficiency of up to 6.79% was achieved. The moth-eye structured PMMA film was fabricated by using an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template which is simple, low-cost and scalable. The nano-pattern of the AAO template was precisely reproduced onto the PMMA film. The photoanode was composed of Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) with a diameter of 25 nm deposited on the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass substrate and the sensitizer N3. The double AR layer was proved to effectively improve the short-circuit current density (JSC) and conversion efficiency from 14.77 to 15.79 mA/cm2 and from 6.26% to 6.79%, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: anodic aluminum oxide (AAO); subwavelength structure (SWS); antireflection; polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA); dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC); conversion efficiency anodic aluminum oxide (AAO); subwavelength structure (SWS); antireflection; polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA); dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC); conversion efficiency
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Tsai, J.-K.; Tu, Y.-S. Fabrication of Polymeric Antireflection Film Manufactured by Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Materials 2017, 10, 296.

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