The effect of methanol content in water based polysulfide electrolytes in TiO2/CdS/CdSe quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) prepared by the SILAR method was studied. In addition, the effect of coating the mesoporous QD sensitized films with ZnS outer layers was investigated. Charge recombination reactions were measured using time resolved spectroscopic measurements. These studies reveal a synergistically beneficial effect from using ZnS layers and methanol in the polysulfide electrolyte on the control of charge transfer processes within these devices and ultimately on overall cell performance.
Synergistic effect of ZnS outer layers and electrolyte methanol content on efficiency in TiO2/CdS/CdSe sensitized solar cells
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 13076-13080.