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Fabrication, Optimization and Characterization of Tio2 Photoanode Utilizing Natural Photosensitizer for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application

Authors(2) :-P. Backialakshmi, C. Gopinathan

In this study, the dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) were assembled by using natural dyes extracted from pomegranate juice as sensitizer graphite coated FTO plate used a counter electrode for nanocrystalline TiO2. The photo electrode prepared using doctor –blade technique using commercial titanium dioxide nanopowder. The aim of this work is to develop photoelectrodes using natrual dye and low cost graphite counter electrode to increase the efficiency of this type of solar cells. Dyes obtained from fresh sources of pomegranate were used in ethanol. The functional groups analysed using FTIR spectrum for Natural dye. The structural, morphological and optical studies were analyzed using X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Their photovoltaic properties such as efficiency, fill factor, open circuit voltage and short circuit current were studied using a solar simulator.
P. Backialakshmi, C. Gopinathan
TiO2 photoanode, Structural, Optical, Natrual dye, DSSc.
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
  Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 104-110
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184520
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
P. Backialakshmi, C. Gopinathan, "Fabrication, Optimization and Characterization of Tio2 Photoanode Utilizing Natural Photosensitizer for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.104-110, March-April-2018.
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