The Effect of Difference Molar Ratios of Dibromo-EDOT as Hole Transporting Material for Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

  • Dong Woo Kim
  • Rajesh Cheruku
  • Suresh Thogiti
  • Ganesh Koyyada
  • Phuong Ho
  • Jae Hong Kim


The dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are one of the promising organic photovoltaic cells due to their low cost, flexibility, and relatively good efficiency. Nevertheless, utilization of liquid electrolyte in DSSCs brings practical problems for commercialization, which leads to solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (ssDSSCs), that based on organic conducting polymers or inorganic p-type semiconductors as hole transport materials (HTM). A one-side ssDSSCs fabricated here, with a conductive polymer Dibromo-EDOT as an HTM, and also check ssDSSCs efficiency by variation of the HTM concentrations. The morphology of cells examined through SEM, and intensity-modulated photocurrent/voltage spectroscopy, measurements were used to elucidating the electrochemical properties of ssDSSCs. We also optimize the blocking layer thickness and different molar ratios of HTM for the best efficient ssDSSCs.


SsDSSC Solid state polymerization monomer Hole transport material 



This work was supported by the 2014 Yeungnam University Research Grant. This work was supported by “Human Resources Program in Energy Technology” of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea. (No. 20174030201760).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringYeungnam UniversityGyeongsanRepublic of Korea

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