Paper Title:
Composite Polymer Electrolyte for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Role of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
  Abstract

We focus on the energy conversion improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells by using poly(ethylene oxide)-multi-walled carbon nanotube (PEO-MWCNT) electrolyte. Compared with the MWCNT-free solar cells, the addition of 0.05 wt.% MWCNTs in the polymer electrolyte results in a dramatic increase of the short-circuit current (Jsc), consequently raising the device performance by approximately 9% under a direct light of the Air Mass 1.5 irradiation at 100 mW cm-2. The role of the conductive carbon materials in the polymer electrolyte have been investigated by means of ionic conductometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy. This work demonstrates that MWCNT additives in polymer electrolytes is a convenient yet effective strategy for improving the performance of photovoltaic devices.

  Info
Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 93-94)
Edited by
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
Pages
31-34
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.93-94.31
Citation
A. Chindaduang, P. Duangkaew, S. Pratontep, G. Tumcharern, "Composite Polymer Electrolyte for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Role of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 31-34, 2010
Online since
January 2010
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Tan Winie, S.R. Majid, M.F. Hassan, A.K. Arof
Abstract:Hexanoyl chitosan that exhibited solubility in THF was prepared by acyl modification of chitosan. Films of hexanoyl chitosan-based polymer...
85
Authors: Ming Zhou, Yan Wen Tian
Abstract:This experiment composes irreversible cells using ultrafine electrolyte materials and platinum slices, to measure the ionic conductivity the...
799
Authors: Kuldeep Mishra, D.K. Rai
Chapter 1: Materials Behavior
Abstract:Dielectric properties of proton conducting polymer electrolyte system, containing polyethylene oxide (PEO) as host polymer and ammonium...
278
Authors: Rui Yang, Shi Chao Zhang, Lan Zhang, Xiao Fang Bi
Abstract:Solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) which were composed of poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO), poly (lithium acrylate) (PLiAA), and LiClO4...
53