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Title: An enhanced mangiferaindica for dye sensitized solar cell application

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 TiO{sub 2} conductive. The DSSC fabricated consist of 2.25 cm{sup 2} 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)= 1.22×10{sup −2}, current density (Jsc)=4.07×10{sup −2}, open circuit voltage (voc) =0.53V, fill factor (FF) of 0.16 and the overall conversion efficiency (Eff) =0.345%.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Minna (Nigeria)
  2. Department of Physics, Covenant University, Ota (Nigeria)
  3. Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna (Nigeria)
  4. Department of Computer & Information Sciences, Covenant University, Ota (Nigeria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22499201
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1705; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 1. conference on progress in applied mathematics in science and engineering (PIAMSE) 2015, Bali (Indonesia), 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANODES; CURRENT DENSITY; CURRENTS; DYES; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRICAL FAULTS; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION; ETHANOL; FILL FACTORS; FLUORINE; GLASS; LAYERS; NANOSTRUCTURES; SOLAR CELLS; TIN OXIDES; TITANIUM OXIDES; ZINC OXIDES