High efficient dye sensitized solar cells using phthaloylchitosan based gel polymer electrolytes
Journal article, 2017

High efficiency of 9.61% has been produced for dye sensitized solar cell using a phthaloylchitosan based gel polymer electrolyte. The gel polymer electrolytes have been optimized by varying the amount of tetrapropylammonium iodide (TPAI) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide (BMII) ionic liquid (IL). The highest ionic conductivity of gel polymer electrolyte containing 8 wt.% IL was obtained with the value of 13.5 mS cm(-1). The temperature dependence ionic conductivity follows Arrhenius rule. The highest conducting electrolyte also exhibits the highest diffusion coefficient of triiodide ion which is 3.9 X 10(-7) cm(-2) s(-1). The optimized gel polymer electrolyte exhibits the highest short circuit current density of 19.68 mA cm(-2). (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

dye sensitized solar cell

triiodide diffusion coefficient

1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide



M. H. Buraidah

University of Malaya

S. Shah

University of Malaya

L. P. Teo

University of Malaya

F. I. Chowdhury

University of Malaya

M. A. Careem

University of Malaya

Ingvar Albinsson

University of Gothenburg

Bengt-Erik Mellander

Chalmers, Physics

A. K. Arof

University of Malaya

Electrochimica Acta

0013-4686 (ISSN)

Vol. 245 846-853

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Materials Chemistry



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