Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Utilizing TiO2 Nanostructure Films: Effect of Synthesis Temperature

A. S. Sulaiman, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, Ali Umar Akrajas, Muhamad Mat Salleh

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This paper is concerned with a study of the influence of synthesis temperature on the properties of TiO2 films and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). The TiO2 film samples synthesized via liquid phase deposition for 5 h at various temperatures, namely, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80°C. It was found that the morphological shape of the film changes with growth temperature. The optical absorption increases with growth temperature. However, the photoluminescence decreases with growth temperature. These TiO2 samples were applied in a DSSC of ITO/TiO2/electrolyte/platinum. The DSSC utilizing the sample grown at 40°C demonstrated the highest photovoltaic parameters with the Jsc, and η of 1.40 mA cm–2 and 0.44% respectively. This is due to the smallest grain size of TiO2 films and the smallest bulk resistance of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Journal of Electrochemistry
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Nanostructures
Growth temperature
Temperature
Platinum
Light absorption
Electrolytes
Photoluminescence
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Liquids

Keywords

  • DSSC
  • liquid phase deposition
  • thin film
  • titanium dioxide

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  • Electrochemistry

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Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Utilizing TiO2 Nanostructure Films : Effect of Synthesis Temperature. / Sulaiman, A. S.; Abd Rahman, Mohd Yusri; Akrajas, Ali Umar; Mat Salleh, Muhamad.

In: Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 56-61.

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