Preparation and characterization of two dye-sensitized solar cells using Acalypha Godseffia and Epipremnum Aureum dyes as sensitizers

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Journal / PublicationEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Early online date21 Apr 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Apr 2019

Abstract

In this paper, two efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are prepared using natural dyes extracted from Acalypha Godseffia and Epipremnum Aureum plant leaves. Characterization of these two dyes using UV visible spectroscopy and the study on surface morphology of ITO plates coated with dyes is carried out. DSSC prepared with a dye extracted from Epipremnum Aureum under standard irradiation conditions showed the electrical characteristics: VOC = 0.77 V, JSC = 7.58 A/cm2, Jm = 6 mA/cm2, Vm = 0.56 V, ff = 0.576, and ɳ = 3.362%. The extract from Acalypha Godseffia showed interesting performance: VOC = 0.77 V, JSC = 9.21 mA/cm2, Jm = 7.95 mA/cm2, Vm = 0.55 V, ff = 0.61656, and ɳ = 4.372%.

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  • Dye-sensitized solar cells, Acalypha Godseffia, Epipremnum Aureum, solar cells, natural dyes

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Preparation and characterization of two dye-sensitized solar cells using Acalypha Godseffia and Epipremnum Aureum dyes as sensitizers. / Ananthi, Nallamuthu; Subathra, M. S. P.; Emmanuel, S. C.; Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj.

In: Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 21.04.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review