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Spectral responses of B.vulgaris dye-sensitized solar cells to change in electrolyte

Abodunrin, T.J and Boyo, A. O. and Usikalu, M.R. and Kesinro, O. R. (2018) Spectral responses of B.vulgaris dye-sensitized solar cells to change in electrolyte. In: 2nd International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2018.

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Dye-sensitized solar cells still offer an encouraging option in the photovoltaic family. It is endowed with several attributes such as ability to generating green energy at low cost, ease of fabrication and yearlong availability of raw materials. Betalain an important constituent of B.vulgaris shows diverse changes to temperature and solvents as they alter the fluidity of its membrane. This experiment seeks to explore the latter with a keen interest on the IPCE and efficiency of beetroot dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The Doctor blade method of application of TiO2 photoanode using ethanol as precursor and high temperature sintering reveals diverse spectral responses in the efficiency of the DSCs with the most efficient B.vulgaris dye recording 0.27% and the highest IPCE of the dye revealed s 28.34%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:43

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