TITLE

Phthalocyanine photoelectrochemical cell prepared by a micelle disruption method

AUTHOR(S)
Harima, Yutaka; Yamashita, Kazuo; Saji, Tetsuo
PUB. DATE
May 1988
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/2/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 18, p1542
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Photoelectrochemical characteristics of a metal-free phthalocyanine electrode prepared by a micelle disruption method are described. The novel technique is found to provide more photoactive phthalocyanine layers on indium tin oxide (ITO), compared with a vacuum sublimation technique. A short-circuit photocurrent of 0.1 mA cm-2 is obtained for the ITO/H2 Pc(MD)/I-3 -I-/Pt cell under the white light illumination of 6 mW cm-2, together with an open-circuit photovoltage of 70 mV and a fill factor of 0.42. These data lead to a value of 0.06% for the energy conversion efficiency.
ACCESSION #
9826659

 

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