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Comparative study of N719 dye on two different photo-anodes

Abodunrin, T.J and Boyo, A. O. and Usikalu, M.R. and Kotsedi, L and Yenus, Z and Maaza, M (2017) Comparative study of N719 dye on two different photo-anodes. In: 2nd International Symposium on Frontier of Applied Physics, 2017.

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Nano-composites of TiO2 and ZnO were successfully prepared using the doctor blade application and high temperature sintering on indium-doped tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate. They were used as efficient photo anode in high performance dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) assembled with N719 dye. The high-density frameworks of TiO2 and ZnO were synthesized on separate ITO conducting glass using a facile and cost-effective two-step approach to compare the output efficiency. We report on the interfacial boundary relationships, charge – collection conversion efficiency and I-V characteristics of the DSSCs with different electrolytes. The TiO2 photo anode demonstrated an enhanced solar-to-electrical energy conversion of approximately 5.41 % with KCl electrolyte which was far less than that of a ZnO photo anode with KCl electrolyte which had about 21 % increase under conditions of 1.5 AM. Because of the enhanced solar energy conversion of the ZnO photo anode, l.arboreus with KI sensitizer records 9.78 % is a promising candidate for large manufacture of high performance DSSCs modules.

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: 07 Oct 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 15:54

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