International Journal of Photoenergy / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Preparation of a Textile-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Table 1

Textile-based DSC device structure and essential requirements of the layers.

Sun light

8CoverSpecial epoxy and thermoplastic foilsTransparency and impermeability towards the electrolyte
7Upper electrodeThin PEN/ITO filmConductivity and transparency
6CatalystPtGood adhesion
4Active layer and dyestuff
3Bottom electrodeTiConductivity, thermoresistance, high flexibility, and good adhesion
2Smoothing layerPolyamide coatingThermoresistance, impermeability towards the electrolyte, high flexibility, and good adhesion
1SubstrateGlass-fiber fabricThermoresistance, high flexibility, being light, and mechanical strength

 LayerMaterial usedProperties/requirements

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