Friedrich, D.; Kunst, M.: Charge carrier transport in the bulk and at the surface of nanoparticles: a quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell. In: Mommisetty, V.R ... [Ed.] : Organic photovoltaics and related electronics : from excitons to devices : symposium held April 5-9, 2010, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.. Warrendale, Pa: MRS, 2010 (Materials Research Society symposia proceedings; 1270), p. 1270-GG04-14
A quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell is presented, where the conventional liquid electrolyte is replaced by an electrolyte film, reaching a solar light-to-current conversion efficiency of 3%. Contactless transient photoconductance measurements were performed, revealing decay behavior of photoinduced charge carriers, dependent on external applied potential conditions. The measurements show that the decay is controlled by the injection of electrons into the front contact, hindered or enhanced by the field in the space charge region.