We report on pulsed laser deposition of graphite onto flexible plastic and conductive glass substrates for use as a counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells. The efficiency of as-prepared graphite electrodes was tested using CdS-sensitized solar cell architecture resulting in external quantum efficiency comparable to that of conventional platinum counter electrodes. This work highlights the possibility of using pulsed laser deposited graphite as a low-cost alternative to platinum, which could be fabricated both on flexible and rigid substrates. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Anzenbacher, Pavel Jr.; Acharya, Krishna P.; Khatri, Himal; Marsillac, Sylvain; Ullrich, Bruno; and Zamkov, Mikhail, "Pulsed Laser Deposition of Graphite Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" (2010). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 21.
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics