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Title:
 
Highly Transparent Cellulose Substrate for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
 
Author(s):
 
M. Özkan, S.G. Hashmi, M. Borghei, A. Tiihonen, K. Lobato, A.F. da Cunha, O.J. Rojas, P.D. Lund, J. Paltakari
 
Keywords:
 
Optical Properties, Substrate, Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, TEMPO Oxidized Cellulose
 
Topic:
 
Thin Film Solar Cells and Modules
Subtopic: Perovskite, Organic and Hybrid devices
Event: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 3DV.2.56
 
Pages:
 
1353 - 1356
ISBN: 3-936338-41-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-3DV.2.56
 
Price:
 
 
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Document(s): paper, poster
 

Abstract/Summary:


Current electronic devices are fabricated mostly on glass or plastic films which are often hard to recycle. In this study, 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO) oxidized nano-cellulose (TOCN) film was explored as a green substrate candidate for next-generation electronic applications and its optical, surface and mechanical properties are presented in this report. Its prospective integration in the future dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) was investigated by testing as one of the electrodes in a counter electrode-counter electrode configuration (CE-CE). The TOCN film was able to undergo the device sealing process at 220°C and 140 °C without any change in its color or dimension. The results highlight the potential of environmentally friendly and room temperature processed nano-fiber based films as an alternative substrate for bifacial devices.