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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2013
Symposium Hybrid Organic: Inorganic Materials for Alternative Energy
Presentation Title The Challenge of Scale for Solution Processable Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Photovoltaics
Author(s) Trystan Watson, Daniel Bryant, Peter Greenwood, Cecile Charbonneau, Joel Troughton, Matthew Carnie, David Worsley
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Trystan Watson
Abstract Scope This paper will present recent developments associated with the manufacture of solid state dye-sensitized solar cells (ss-DSCs) at the Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings (SPECIFIC).The approach to translating small lab scale devices to continuous pilot manufactured processes will be presented through the following technology developments (1) Process step evolution for rapid heat treatments to reduce bottlenecks (2) Solution processable blocking layers and (3) Translating architecture; glass based metal evaporated contacts to flexible atmospheric prepared devices.The fabrication process of ss-DSC comprises amongst other processes the deposition of 2 layers of TiO2, a thin compact layer achieved via spray pyrolysis and a mesoporous layer. Here we will demonstrate that the TiO2 layers can be deposited and heat treated in 12s instead of 30mins using Near-IR treatment. Furthermore the TiO2 compact layer can be deposited using a one-step solution processable method instead of via spray pyrolysis.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

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Electric Cell-impedance Spectroscopy at a Biological-inorganic Interface, Shewanella oneidensis - Gold, for Microbial Fuel Cell Applications
Encapsulating Battery Components with Melting Gels
Fe/N/C-based Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells
New Chromophores for Improvement of Light Harvesting
Photoelectrochemical Properties of Conjugated Polymer and Nanomaterial
Redox-active Ionic Liquids in Energy Storage: Application to Li-ion Batteries for Protection Against Overcharging
Silicon Based Hybrid Materials: A Novel “Ensamble” of Hydrogen Source
The Challenge of Scale for Solution Processable Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Photovoltaics
Understanding Surfaces and Interfaces of Heterogeneous Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion

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