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Fabrication of TiO2-ZrO2 Binary Oxide Electrode with Natural Dye (Rose) for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 550 - 553)
Main Theme Advances in Chemical Engineering II
Chapter Chapter 11: Electrochemistry
Edited by Zili Liu, Feng Peng and Xiaoguo Liu
Pages 2036-2039
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Than Than Win et al., 2012, Advanced Materials Research, 550-553, 2036
Online since July 2012
Authors Than Than Win, Yin Maung Maung, Ko Ko Kyaw Soe
Keywords Carbon Catalyst, Mechanochemical Milling, Photovoltaic Properties
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TiO2-ZrO2 fine binary oxide was firstly prepared by mechanochemical milling process to be homogeneous binary oxide powder. TiO2-ZrO2 paste was deposited onto microscopic glass slide by rolling. It was immersed in the Rose solution at different pH levels and annealed at 100°C for 2h. Carbon catalyst obtained from soot and HCl was coated onto another glass slide and it was used as counter electrode. Two glass slides were offset and two binder clips were used to hold the electrodes together. Photovoltaic properties of TiO2-ZrO2 cells were measured at different pH levels and it was expected to utilize the dye sensitized solar cells application. The highest efficiency (0.23%) of the dye sensitize solar cell was found to be rose extract at pH level 4.1. The cell exhibited the potential to be a low-cost photovoltaic option.