Quasi solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells based on P(VDF-co-CTFE) graft copolymer electrolytes

Jin Ah Seo, Dong Kyu Roh, Seung Hyeon Yeon, Soo Jin Byun, Jong Hak Kim

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Abstract

A graft copolymer of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) with poly(oxyethylene methacrylate), i.e. P(VDF-co-CTFE)-g-POEM was synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) using CTFE unit as a macroinitiator. This graft copolymer was complexed with metal salt (LiI) and ionic liquid (1-methyl,3-propyl imidazolium iodide, MPII) to produce a polymer electrolyte. Low molecular weight oligomer, poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether (PEGDME, 500 g/mol) was additionally introduced to enhance an ionic conductivity and cell performances. Coordinative interactions and microphase-separated structures were investigated using FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The maximum energy conversion efficiency of the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) employing P(VDF-co-CTFE)-g-POEM, PEGDME and Li + MPII reached 4.2% at 100 mW/cm 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S414-S417
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Volume10
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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