Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) based quasi-solid electrolyte with binary iodide salt for efficiency enhancement in TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells
Journal article, 2014

Enhancement of efficiency by using iodide mixture (Pr4NI and I(1), instead of a single iodide salt, in N719 dye-sensitized solar cells with a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) based gel electrolyte is investigated. The salt ratio is varied to optimize efficiency. With 100 wt.% KI and 100 wt.% (Pr4NI) efficiencies under AM 1.5 illumination are 3.39% and 3.21%, while 22.2:77.8 wt.% ratio KI:Pr4NI shows the highest efficiency of 3.99%. This is an efficiency enhancement of 18%. Variation of efficiency with salt composition appears to correspond to the change in short circuit photocurrent density (J(sc)) and the iodide ion conductivity.

gel polymer electrolyte

lithium

transport

charge-injection

conversion

batteries

nanocrystalline tio2

plasticized electrolyte

photovoltaic performance

conductivity

Author

M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Solid State Physics

R. Jayathissa

University of Peradeniya

VA Seneviratne

University of Peradeniya

C. A. Thotawatthage

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

G. K. R. Senadeera

Open University of Sri Lanka

National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Bengt-Erik Mellander

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

Solid State Ionics

0167-2738 (ISSN)

Vol. 264 85-91

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1016/j.ssi.2014.07.019

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Created

10/7/2017