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Doped poly(vinylidene fluoride) as solid polymer electrolyte in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell

Achari, M. B., Ganesan, S., Maruthamuthu, P., Suthanthiraraj, S. A., Bell, J. M., & Moonie, P. (2009) Doped poly(vinylidene fluoride) as solid polymer electrolyte in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell. In The 3rd International Conference on the Industrialisation of DSC (DSC-IC 2009), 22-24 April 2009, Nara, Japan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A new solid composite polymer electrolyte was reported by incorporating Azino-bis-(3-ethyl benzo thiazoline-6-sulphonate) ion [ABTS] as dopant in poly(vinylidene flouride) along with redox couple (1-/13-). Under certain conditions, the electrolyte composition forms brush like nano-rods while it is doped with Azino-bis-(3-ethly) benzo thiazoline-6-sulphonate) ion [ABTS], a pi-electron donor. The polymer electrolyte forms nanoscale interpenetrating network with the crystalline order of the polymer electrolyte that seems to be a desirable architecture for the active layer of the photoelectrochemical cell.

With this new polymer electrolyte, dye-sensitized solar cell was fabricated using N3 dye absorbed over Ti02- nonoparticles (photoanode) and conducting carbon cement coated on the conducting press (FTO, photocathode). This polymer composite has been successfully used as a promising candidate as solid polymer electrolyte in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell.

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ID Code: 31046
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: PVDF, Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, Polymer Electrolyte
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700) > Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified (100799)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2010 14:38
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2010 14:43

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