Novel photosensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cell based on ionic liquid–doped blend polymer electrolyte

Devadiga, Dheeraj and Selvakumar, M and Shetty, Prakash and Mahesha, M G and Devadiga, Deepak and Ahipa, T N and kumar, Senthil S (2021) Novel photosensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cell based on ionic liquid–doped blend polymer electrolyte. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 25. pp. 1461-1478. ISSN 1432-8488

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Abstract

The existing energy situation demands not only the huge energy in a short time but also clean energy. In this regard, an integrated photo-supercapacitor device has been fabricated in which photoelectric conversion and energy storage are achieved simultaneously. A novel carbazole-based dye is synthesized and characterized for photosensitizer. The silver-doped titanium dioxide (Ag-TiO2) is synthesized, and it is used as photoanode material. Different concentrations of tetrabutylammonium iodide (TBAI)-doped polyvinyl alcohol–polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVA-PVP) blend polymer electrolytes are prepared, and their conductivity and dielectric properties were studied. Reduced graphene oxide (r-GO) is synthesized by a one-pot synthesis method and confirmed using Raman spectroscopy for counter electrode material in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and supercapacitor electrodes. The DSSC having 4% Ag-TiO2–based photoanode showed the highest efficiency of 1.06% (among r-GO counter electrodes) and 2.37% (among platinum counter electrodes). The supercapacitor before integration and after integration exhibits specific capacitance of 1.72 Fg−1 and 1.327 Fg−1 , respectively

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dye-sensitized solar cell . Supercapacitor . Silver doped titanium dioxide . Carbazole based dye . Blend polymer electrolyte . Reduced graphene oxide
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2021 04:15
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2021 04:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157129

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