A solid-state dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) comprising of p-type NiO thin layer on TiO2 was fabricated in which the dye is adsorbed on the p-type oxide and the thin NiO layer acts as a hole collector as well as a barrier for charge recombination. DSSC with NiO coated TiO2 electrode with Ru-dye delivers Isc = 0.15 mA and Voc = 480 mV. It was shown that the p-type oxide materials could be successfully used to construct DSSC and the plausible charge transfer mechanism is discussed.
Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, Vol.5 (2004) 11-16
How to Cite:
Bandara, J. and Weerasinghe, H., 2004. Employing NiO as a hole collector in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell. Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 5, pp.11–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljp.v5i0.193