Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing quasi one-dimensional of highly compact vertical array ZnO nanorod

Ali Umar Akrajas, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, R. Taslim, Muhamad Mat Salleh

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Abstract

Highly compact quasi one-dimensional ZnO nanorods was synthesized for dye-sensitized solar cell of FTO/ZnO/electrolyte/platinum. ZnO nanorods were grown on FTO substrate at room temperature via ammonia assisted rapid hydrolysis process technique. The sample was grown throughout the substrate by multi-growth process for about 5-30 minutes. ZnO nanorods were characterized by FESEM with vertical array oriented with the average diameter and length of 48 nm and 220 nm, respectively. The (cis-bis(isothiocyanato)bis(2,2'-dicarboxylato)-ruthenium(II) bis-tertabutylammonium) (N719) dye was coated on the samples and utilized in the cell to improve its performance. The cell performance was tested in dark and under illumination of 100 mWcm-2 light. The cell exhibits photovoltaic effect with the Jsc of 0.45 mAcm-2, Voc of 0.56 V and FF of 24%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7253-7260
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Volume7
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Dyes
Lighting
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Temperature

Keywords

  • 1-D zno nanorod
  • Dye-Sensitized solar cell
  • N719 dye

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Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing quasi one-dimensional of highly compact vertical array ZnO nanorod. / Akrajas, Ali Umar; Abd Rahman, Mohd Yusri; Taslim, R.; Mat Salleh, Muhamad.

In: International Journal of Electrochemical Science, Vol. 7, No. 8, 08.2012, p. 7253-7260.

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