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Influences of Glass Texturing on Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
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Influences of Glass Texturing on Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Lee, Yong Min; Nam, Sang-Hun; Boo, Jin-Hyo;
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 Abstract
The etching processes of glass in aqueous hydrofluoric acid (HF) solutions were used to improve the current density of solar cell. In this study, the textured glass substrate has been etched by solution and the thin films have been prepared on this textured glass. After the film deposition the surface has been etched by HF under different concentration and the etched thin films had a longer electron lifetime and higher haze ratio as well as light scattering, resulting in 1.7 times increment of dye-sensitized solar-cell(DSSC) efficiency. Increases in the surface root-mean-square roughness of glass substrates from 80 nm to 1774 nm enhanced haze ratio in above 300 nm wavelength. In particular, haze ratio of etched films on textured glass showed gradually increasing tendency at 550 nm wavelength by increasing of HF concentration up to 10M, suggesting a formation of crater with various sizes on its surface.
 Keywords
Glass and texturing;HF wet etching;Haze ratio;Dye-sensitized solar-cell(DSSC);
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English
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