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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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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Dye-sensitized solar cell, Solid polymer electrolyte, Polyethylene oxide di phenylamine|
|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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