Demonstration Cell Spare Parts

Demonstration Cell Kit components, available for separate purchase.

Ref. Part Name Price Qty
73101 Titania Electrode, transparent
CHF 62.00
73201 Platinum Electrode, drilled
CHF 41.00
73202 Platinum Electrode, not drilled
CHF 37.00
73601 bare electrode, drilled
CHF 16.00
73602 bare electrode, not drilled
CHF 12.00
73301 Gaskets, 5 pcs.
CHF 25.00
73401 Sealings, 10 pcs.
CHF 3.00
73501 Caps, 10 pcs.
CHF 3.00
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A Proof of Principle

The Demonstration Cell kit is designed for people who would like to make bigger Dye Solar Cells. With an active area of 81 cm2, this type of solar cell can easily power a small electric load, and will run nicely in diffuse light such as in offices.

Simple or Elaborate

The simplest way for making a demonstration cell consists of dying the titania anode with a natural dye. The cathode can be prepared from a conductive glass and a pencil (carbon source). These electrodes are then put together using binder clips, leading to an open-air cell. The Demonstration Cell Kit Basic includes these electrodes in one package.

Alternatively, the demonstration cell can be assembled in a sealed configuration for durability. Use the gasket to seal the electrodes together, while electrolyte is added through holes in the cathode. The Advanced variant of the Demonstration Kit includes all the required parts.

In this configuration, we recommend using a ruthenium dye, such as Ruthenizer 535-bisTBA for the sensitization of the titania electrode, and a robust iodide electrolyte like Iodolyte Z-50.

List of Available Components

  • Titania Electrode, 1 pc. (73101)
  • Platinum Electrode, drilled, 1 pc. (73201)
  • Platinum Electrode, not drilled, 1 pc. (73202)
  • Bare Electrode, drilled, 1 pc. (73601)
  • Bare Electrode, not drilled, 1 pc. (73602)
  • Gaskets, 5 pcs. (73301)
  • Sealings, 10 pcs. (73401)
  • Caps, 10 pcs. (73501)

Existing Kits

We have pre-made kits, check it out and skip part selection!

Electrode size :
100 x 100 mm
Active area :
90 x 90 mm
Typical use :
demonstration purpose, proof of concept

Demonstration Cell Titania Electrode

  • Made from TCO22-7 FTO coated glass
  • Prepared by screen-printing for a homogenous surface using our Ti-Nanoxide pastes
  • Dimensions: L:100 x W:100 x H:2 mm
  • Active area: 90 x 90 mm

Demonstration Cell Platinum Electrode

  • Made from TCO22-7 FTO coated glass
  • Prepared by screen-printing for a homogenous surface using our Platisol T/SP precursor
  • Available either drilled for electrolyte filling or not drilled for open cell configuration
  • Dimensions: L:100 x W:100 x H:2 mm
  • Active area: 100 x 100 mm

Demonstration Cell Bare Electrode

  • Made from TCO22-7 FTO coated glass
  • Ready to host a deposited layer
  • Available either drilled for electrolyte filling or not drilled for open cell configuration
  • Dimensions: L:100 x W:100 x H:2 mm

Demonstration Cell Gaskets

  • Made from Meltonix 1170-60 sealing film
  • Matches the shape of the active area of Demonstration Cell Titania Electrodes
  • Dimensions: 96 x 96 mm (outer), 90 x 90 mm (inner)
  • Sold by 5 pcs.

Demonstration Cell Sealings

  • Made from Meltonix 1170-60 sealing film
  • Used in combination with a Demonstration Cell Cap for sealing filling holes
  • Dimensions: 8 x 8 mm
  • Sold by 10 pcs.

Demonstration Cell Caps

  • Thin glass lid
  • Used in combination with a Demonstration Cell Sealing for sealing filling holes
  • Dimensions: diameter 6 mm
  • Sold by 10 pcs.

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