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Title: Novel method for evaluation of natural dyes in DSSC

Dye sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) is presently centered on Ruthenium based dyes. Recent research is diverted to explore the potential of natural dyes in replacing the conventional dyes. In this work we have chosen few natural dyes, which when coated on TiO{sub 2} leads to increase in absorption capacity of TiO{sub 2}. Co-relation of absorption and electrochemical properties of natural dyes gives a scientific insight of the probable performance of a dye, even without fabricating a cell. We have tried to compare this predictions based on HOMO-LUMO energy levels with the real cell performance. Measurements of cell parameters suggest that there is scope for further research in this area.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Mercy College, Calicut University, Palakkad, 687006, Kerala (India)
  2. Department of Chemistry, Mercy College, Calicut University, Palakkad, 687006, Kerala (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308001
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1620; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Optics 14: International conference on optics: Light and its interactions with matter, Calicut, Kerala (India), 19-21 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; ABSORPTION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DYES; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; ENERGY LEVELS; MOLECULAR ORBITAL METHOD; PERFORMANCE; RUTHENIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLAR CELLS; TITANIUM OXIDES