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How can I make glass electrically conductor?

I would like to build a cell of graezel but I need a support electrically conductor and transparent that can resists at 400 C° Can anyone help me? Thank you Alessio

lemonie5 years ago
Sounds like an advanced project to me - do you have the tools, materials and plans?
Professor Michael GRÄTZEL

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alessiof76 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
(That isn't what I found under Gratzel / Graetzel).
What you want to know is how to produce or obtain the glass which is coated with tin oxide? I would suggest that you contact them at that site (see bottom of that page for details), they'll surely have the best answer?

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alessiof76 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I'd like to how to produce or obtain the glass which is coated with tin oxide. I had tried to steaming some grams of tin 60/40 (60%Sn 40%Pb) on a glass using microwave but glass remained insulating : (
That doesn't sound too good (metal + microwave). Seriously, e-mail the website (e-mail address at the very bottom) and ask them if they could help - they will know how they did it. L
alessiof76 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
seriously i did it (tin+ microwave): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQKLWnRzeQI
Aye but it didn't give you what you wanted, and it's 40% lead. L
alessiof76 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Here is a funny video that explains how to make a photovoltaic graetzel (?) cell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVwzJEhMmD8
Knox geliatine with a little salt is a conductor. I am not sure how hard you can make it. Perhaps baking salted finger jello hard gelatine might solidify it harder. Anyways, a non-salted gelitine filling inside a sealed solar panal would vacuum pack it like and strenghten the glass on top of it too.
Is this kinda what you want?
http://www.inventables.com/technologies/transparent-led-film
You laminate it between layers of glass. I haven't tried it though.
alessiof76 (author) 5 years ago
I have responded me:
Preparation of Surface Conductive Glass:
http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/nanolab/SnO2glass/index.html
PKTraceur5 years ago
Maybe a conductive glaze? I understand that green glass contains iron, but im not sure which form. Perhaps sillicon doped with iron fillings, or similar? -PKT
fwjs285 years ago
glass is not a conductor, but if you put a thin coat of something conductive ontop of it, it should work...