Roy, Anurag and Sujatha Devi, P and Karazhanov, Smagul and Mamedov, D and Mallick, Tapas Kumar and Sundaram, Senthilarasu (2018) A review on applications of Cu2ZnSnS4 as alternative counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. AIP Advances, 8 (7). Article No-070701. ISSN 2158-3226

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Contribution of counter electrode (CE) emphasis a great impact towards enhancement of a dye sensitized solar cell’s (DSSC) performance and Pt based CE sets a significant benchmark in this field. Owing to cost effective noble metal, less abundance and industrial large scale application purpose, an effective replacement for Pt is highly demanded. There are several approach to improve the performance of a CE for enhance the power conversion efficiency with a less costly and facile device. To address this issue, reasonable efforts execute to find out suitable replacement of Pt is becoming a challenge by keeping the same electrochemical properties of Pt in a cheaper and eco-friendlier manner. With this, cheaper element based quaternary chalcogenide, Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) becomes a prominent alternative to Pt and used as a successful CE in DSSC also. This review presents brief discussion about the basic properties of CZTS including its synthesis strategy, physicochemical properties and morphology execution and ultimate application as an alternative Pt free CE for a low cost based enhanced DSSC device. It is therefore, imperative for engineering of CZTS material and optimization of the fabrication method for the improvement of DSSC performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 08:55

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