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Review on Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

염료감응 태양전지용 고분자 전해질막의 총설

  • Lee, Jae Hun (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Park, Cheol Hun (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Lee, Chang Soo (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Jong Hak (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University)
  • 이재훈 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 박철훈 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 이창수 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 김종학 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과)
  • Received : 2019.04.08
  • Accepted : 2019.04.29
  • Published : 2019.04.30

Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted great attention as sustainable energy devices. The efficiency and long-term stability of DSSCs are greatly influenced by electrode materials and electrolytes. In this review, we focused on the electrolytes of DSSCs. Polymer electrolyte membranes have been proposed as an alternative to conventional liquid electrolytes in DSSCs. Conventional liquid electrolytes can exhibit a high efficiency, but due to some problems such as poor long-term stability of device and leakage of liquid, much interest in polymer electrolyte membranes continues to rise and the papers on polymer electrolytes membranes have been extensively reported recently. This review covers the concept and development of polymer electrolyte membranes for DSSCs, and discusses the efficiency and electrochemical properties of DSSCs, highlighting the modification of polymer matrix, the introduction of additives such as organic-inorganic plasticizers and ionic liquids.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation

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