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Graphene modified FTO/TiO2 interface photoelectrode for improved performance of dye sensitized solar cells

Shahid, M.U. and Mohamed, N.M. and Khatani, M. and Muhsan, A.S. and Samsudin, A. and Irshad, M.I. and Zaine, S.N.A. (2017) Graphene modified FTO/TiO2 interface photoelectrode for improved performance of dye sensitized solar cells. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1901 .

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Abstract

The microstructure of photoelectrode plays a crucial role in the performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). The uneven morphology of FTO (Fluorine doped tin oxide) glass and high porosity of TiO2 layer will produce defects such as tiny gaps, pores and cavities in FTO/TiO2 interface which allows for direct penetration of the electrolyte to the surface of FTO, leading to the recombination of electrons. To address this issue some work has been conducted to functionalize FTO glass with graphene because of its exceptional mobility and transparency. However, this approach is not feasible as graphene nanosheets is economically quite expensive. Therefore, in the current study, graphene nanosheets is replaced with graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) in order to modify the FTO/TiO2 interface by providing conducting bridges to photo-injected electrons and impede the excessive penetration of the electrolyte. The conversion efficiency for GNP modified interface was found to be 2.32 (active area of 1 cm2), which is 19.75 higher than the conventionally prepared DSSC. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) spectra revealed that the GNP based cell has lesser total internal resistance compared to the conventional one. © 2017 Author(s).

Item Type:Article
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Academic Subject One:FASD
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Autonomous Systems
ID Code:19893
Deposited By: Ahmad Suhairi
Deposited On:22 Apr 2018 13:14
Last Modified:25 Feb 2019 01:26

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