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An Enhanced Mangiferaindica For Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application

Uno, U. E. and Emetere, Moses and Fadipe, L. A. and Jonathan, Oluranti (2015) An Enhanced Mangiferaindica For Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application. AIP conference proceedings. (In Press)

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Titanium dioxide (T1O2) is preferred to Zinc oxide as mesoporous oxide layer because it raised the efficiency of DSSCs from 1% to 7%. The chemistry of the process however seem rigorous to allow the light induced electron injection from the adsorbed dye into the nanocrystallites i.e. which renders the TiO2 conductive. The DSSC fabricated consist of 2.25 cm2 active area of titanium dioxide coated on FTO glass (fluorine tin oxide) immersed in ethanol solution of natural dye extracted as an anode (electrode) and counter electrode. These two electrodes were coupled together and the space between them was filled with the Iodolyte AN-50 as solid electrolyte or redox mediator. The photo electrochemical parameters of the dye extracted (Mango fruit Peel) from the results obtained are short circuit current (Isc)= 1.22x10-2 ,current density (Jsc)=4.07x10-2, open circuit voltage (voc) =0.53V, fill factor (FF) of 0.16 and the overall conversion efficiency (Eff) =0.345%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Moses Emetere
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 12:03
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 15:28

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