Performance of a new polymer electrolyte incorporated with diphenylamine in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell

Ganesan, S., Achari, Muthuraaman Bhagavathi , Mathew, Vinod, Madhavan, J., Maruthamuthu, P., & Austin Suthanthiraraj, S. (2008) Performance of a new polymer electrolyte incorporated with diphenylamine in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 92(12), pp. 1718-1722.

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Abstract

A new solvent-free composite polymer electrolyte consisting of poly(ethyleneoxide)(PEO)incorporated into diphenylamine(DPA)along with KI and I2 has been developed.The current–voltage characteristics of this nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell measured under simulated sunlight with1.5AM at 60mW/cm2 have indicated that this cell generates a photocurrent of 10.2mA/cm2, together with a photovoltage of 810mV and fillfactor of 0.47 yielding an overall energy conversion efficiency of 6.5%.This result suggests that the electron donicity of DPA influences the interaction of nanocrystalline TiO2 electrode and I/I3 electrolyte,leading to a high performance of the fabricated solar cell.

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ID Code: 18190
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dye-sensitized solar cell, Solid polymer electrolyte, Polyethylene oxide di phenylamine
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2008.08.004
ISSN: 0927-0248
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2009 22:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:47

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