Current distribution evaluation of dye-sensitized solar cell using HTS-SQUID-based magnetic measurement system

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Abstract

The current flowing inside a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was measured using a high-temperature superconductor superconducting quantum interference device (HTS-SQUID)-based magnetic measurement system. Further, a new evaluation method of the DSSC, which is difficult to measure using the conventional method, was investigated to improve the characteristics of the DSSC. The tangential components of the magnetic field generated from the DSSC were measured using two HTS-SQUIDs, and the intensity and direction related to the electrical current were obtained by the measured magnetic field. The DSSCs prepared with different dyes and catalytic substances showed different current-intensity mapping. The current direction was different for the DSSC with low performance. In addition, the current flowing in the ITO layer of the ITO glass substrate was also measured and the results confirmed that it had uniform distribution. These results show that the current mapping and the direction of the electrical current depend on the internal factors of the DSSC, and the detection of the magnetic field distribution generated from it is expected to lead to its new evaluation method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume530
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Superconducting devices
superconducting devices
High temperature superconductors
Magnetic variables measurement
current distribution
high temperature superconductors
magnetic measurement
solar cells
dyes
evaluation
ITO glass
SQUIDs
ITO (semiconductors)
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Magnetic fields
Substrates
glass
Direction compound

Keywords

  • HTS-SQUID
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Current distribution
  • Magnetic field measurement

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