Suryanarayanan, V. and Lee, K.M. and Chen, J.G. and Ho, K.C. (2009) High performance dye-sensitized solar cells containing 1-methyl-3-propyl imidazolinium iodide-effect of additives and solvents. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 633 (1). pp. 146-152. ISSN 1572-6657

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In this work, the influences of redox electrolyte, additives and solvents on the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) containing 1-methyl-3-propyl-imidazolinium iodide (MPII) as the electrolyte were investigated. An optimum conductivity of 20.31 mS cm1 for 0.6 M MPII in acetonitrile (AN) was found out from the conductivity measurement. Diffusion coefficient of I3 and photocurrent density (JSC) of the DSSC varied with concentration of I2. Among the different inorganic and organic iodides as additives, the DSSC showed high performance with lithium iodide (LiI) and tetrabutylammonium iodide (TBAI), respectively. The performance of the DSSCs with different solvents was studied. From the EIS studies, it was inferred that the poor conversion efficiencies of the DSSCs were associated with high charge transfer resistance, noted along the TiO2/solvent interface. A high conversion efficiency of 6.7% (JSC of 14.8 mA cm�2, VOC of 0.74 V, fill factor (FF) 0.62 under one sun (AM 1.5)) was obtained for the DSSC containing the electrolyte composition of 0.6 M of MPII/0.2 M of LiI/0.06 M of I2/0.5 M of TBP in AN along with the incorporation of light scattering particles (TiO2 of 300 nm).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electroorganic
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 03:53
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