Photo-polymerization of methacrylate based polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell

Mahamed Imperiyka, Azizan Ahmad, Sharina Abu Hanifah, Ali Umar Akrajas, Nor Sabirin Mohamed, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman

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Abstract

The ionic conductivity of poly(glycidyl methacrylate- co-ethyl methacrylate) [P(GMA-co-EMA)]-lithium perchlorate (LiClO4)-ethylene carbonate (EC) electrolyte and photovoltaic performances of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) utilizing the electrolyte were investigated. P(GMA-co-EMA) as a host material of the electrolyte was synthesized by UV-curing and characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). P(GMA-co-EMA) based solid polymer electrolyte containing 80 wt% EC exhibited the highest room temperature ionic conductivity. The crystallinity degree of the electrolyte decreases with the EC content, as confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies. The electrochemical stability investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) reveals that the electrolyte is stable up to 4.8 V. A dye-sensitized solar cell of fluorine tin oxide (FTO)/TiO2-dye/P(GMA-co-EMA)-LiClO4-EC/Pt possessed the photovoltaic effect with a short-circuit current density (Jsc) of 4.85 × 10-3 mA cm-2 and open circuit voltage (Voc) of 0.4 V, respectively, under light intensity of 100 mW cm-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-702
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Engineering
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

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Methacrylates
Photopolymerization
Electrolytes
Polymers
Carbonates
Ethylene
Ionic conductivity
Photovoltaic effects
Fluorine
Open circuit voltage
Tin oxides
Short circuit currents
Cyclic voltammetry
Curing
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Lithium
Coloring Agents
Current density
Dyes
Nuclear magnetic resonance

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Methacrylate
  • Polymer electrolyte
  • UV-curing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Photo-polymerization of methacrylate based polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell. / Imperiyka, Mahamed; Ahmad, Azizan; Abu Hanifah, Sharina; Akrajas, Ali Umar; Mohamed, Nor Sabirin; Abd Rahman, Mohd Yusri.

In: Journal of Polymer Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 8, 01.10.2014, p. 695-702.

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