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
5Electrolyte/
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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