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2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell

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2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell. / Ahmad, M.S.; Pandey, A.K.; Abd Rahim, N.; Aslfattahi, N.; Mishra, Y.K.; Rashid, B.; Saidur, R.

In: Ceramics International, 30.06.2021.

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Ahmad, MS, Pandey, AK, Abd Rahim, N, Aslfattahi, N, Mishra, YK, Rashid, B & Saidur, R 2021, '2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell', Ceramics International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.06.225

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Ahmad, M. S., Pandey, A. K., Abd Rahim, N., Aslfattahi, N., Mishra, Y. K., Rashid, B., & Saidur, R. (2021). 2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell. Ceramics International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.06.225

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Ahmad MS, Pandey AK, Abd Rahim N, Aslfattahi N, Mishra YK, Rashid B et al. 2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell. Ceramics International. 2021 Jun 30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.06.225

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Ahmad, M.S. ; Pandey, A.K. ; Abd Rahim, N. ; Aslfattahi, N. ; Mishra, Y.K. ; Rashid, B. ; Saidur, R. / 2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell. In: Ceramics International. 2021.

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title = "2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell",
abstract = "The counter electrode (CE) containing catalyst layer and transparent conducting oxide (TCO) layer is by far the most expensive components in Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) due to use of rare earth element such as Pt. The potential replacement of both the TCO layer and Pt-based catalyst would essentially pave the way to mass commercialization of the technology of DSSC. In this investigation, an attempt has been made to replace both TCO and Pt with a single layer of delaminated 2-D MXene (Ti3C2) being produced by the leaching method which acted as both conducting layer and catalyst. Furthermore, the thickness of Ti3C2 has been optimized for maximum conversion efficiency. The TCO-Pt-free MXene based CEat optimum thickness exhibited a remarkable 8.68% conversion efficiency outperforming the standard TCO-Pt-based CE by 4.03%. The high efficiency is due to high conductivity, high available catalytic cites due to delaminated structure, and good catalytic activity of Ti3C2 towards iodide/triiodide electrolyte. {\textcopyright} 2021 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l.",
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T1 - 2-D Mxene flakes as potential replacement for both TCO and Pt layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar cell

AU - Ahmad, M.S.

AU - Pandey, A.K.

AU - Abd Rahim, N.

AU - Aslfattahi, N.

AU - Mishra, Y.K.

AU - Rashid, B.

AU - Saidur, R.

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PY - 2021/6/30

Y1 - 2021/6/30

N2 - The counter electrode (CE) containing catalyst layer and transparent conducting oxide (TCO) layer is by far the most expensive components in Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) due to use of rare earth element such as Pt. The potential replacement of both the TCO layer and Pt-based catalyst would essentially pave the way to mass commercialization of the technology of DSSC. In this investigation, an attempt has been made to replace both TCO and Pt with a single layer of delaminated 2-D MXene (Ti3C2) being produced by the leaching method which acted as both conducting layer and catalyst. Furthermore, the thickness of Ti3C2 has been optimized for maximum conversion efficiency. The TCO-Pt-free MXene based CEat optimum thickness exhibited a remarkable 8.68% conversion efficiency outperforming the standard TCO-Pt-based CE by 4.03%. The high efficiency is due to high conductivity, high available catalytic cites due to delaminated structure, and good catalytic activity of Ti3C2 towards iodide/triiodide electrolyte. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l.

AB - The counter electrode (CE) containing catalyst layer and transparent conducting oxide (TCO) layer is by far the most expensive components in Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) due to use of rare earth element such as Pt. The potential replacement of both the TCO layer and Pt-based catalyst would essentially pave the way to mass commercialization of the technology of DSSC. In this investigation, an attempt has been made to replace both TCO and Pt with a single layer of delaminated 2-D MXene (Ti3C2) being produced by the leaching method which acted as both conducting layer and catalyst. Furthermore, the thickness of Ti3C2 has been optimized for maximum conversion efficiency. The TCO-Pt-free MXene based CEat optimum thickness exhibited a remarkable 8.68% conversion efficiency outperforming the standard TCO-Pt-based CE by 4.03%. The high efficiency is due to high conductivity, high available catalytic cites due to delaminated structure, and good catalytic activity of Ti3C2 towards iodide/triiodide electrolyte. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l.

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KW - DSSC

KW - MXene

KW - TCO-Pt-Free

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KW - Conversion efficiency

KW - Dye-sensitized solar cells

KW - Efficiency

KW - Electrolytes

KW - Rare earths

KW - Transparent conducting oxides

KW - Catalysts layers

KW - Counter electrodes

KW - Dye- sensitized solar cells

KW - Mass commercialization

KW - Mxene

KW - Oxide layer

KW - Pt-based catalyst

KW - Rare-earths

KW - Transparent conducting oxide

KW - Transparent conducting oxide-pt-free

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JF - Ceramics International

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