Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing silver doped reduced graphene oxide films counter electrode

Influence of annealing temperature on its performance

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Abstract

This work is concerned with the utilization of silver doped reduced graphene oxide (Ag-rGO) films as counter electrode in a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The effect of annealing temperature of Ag-rGO on the properties of Ag-rGO and performance parameters of the device has been investigated. The annealing temperature has been varied from 350 °C to 400 °C at 10 °C interval. The DSSC utilizing Ag-rGO annealed at 350 °C demonstrated the highest η of 1.302%, respectively due to the smallest charge transfer resistance at the interface of electrolyte/Ag-rGO counter electrode. The efficiency has been improved by utilizing the Ag-rGO counter electrode that underwent annealing treatment. The performance and electrochemical stability test reveal that the DSSC utilizing free-platinum electrode that is Ag-rGO can last within one week time.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArabian Journal of Chemistry
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Annealing
  • Counter electrode
  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Silver doped reduced graphene oxide

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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