Short-circuit current density behavior of dye-sensitized solar cells

Tsuyoshi Asano*, Takaya Kubo, Yoshinori Nishikitani

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Short-circuit current densities (JSCS) were measured on two kinds of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The dependences of JSC on the diffusion coefficient of I3 - and the cell gap are discussed using relevant model equations for the DSC. In the lower diffusion coefficient region, the DSC operates under an I3 - diffusion-limiting condition and, under this condition, narrowing the cell gap is a simple and effective way to increase the JSC. The JSC of a gel-type polymeric-electrolyte-based DSC with a cell gap of 20 μm is verified to be equal to that of a liquid electrolyte-based DSC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6776-6780
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 8
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell gap dependence
  • Diffusion-limiting case
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Gel-type polymeric electrolyte
  • Short-circuit current density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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