International Journal of Photoenergy / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

A Combined Effect of Plasmon Energy Transfer and Recombination Barrier in a Novel TiO2/MgO/Ag Working Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Table 1

Optimization of the TiO2/MgO/Ag composite films by varying the MgO thin film thickness and the Ag nanoparticles size for enhanced efficiency of the DSSCs.

Silver nanoparticles size (nm)Efficiency of DSSCs (%)Efficiency of bare-TiO2 DSSCs (%)
Magnesium oxide film thickness (nm)
0.080.100.46

4.405.1 ± 0.15.2 ± 0.12.6 ± 0.23.8 ± 0.1
19.204.1 ± 0.24.1 ± 0.12.0 ± 0.3
38.603.7 ± 0.13.8 ± 0.21.1 ± 0.6