Enhanced photovoltaic performance using reduced graphene oxide assisted by triple-tail surfactant as an efficient and low-cost counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

A. B., Suriani and M. D., Nurhafizah and A. , Mohamed and Mamat, M. H. and M. F., Malek and Ahmad, M. K. and A., Pandikumar and Huang, N. M. (2017) Enhanced photovoltaic performance using reduced graphene oxide assisted by triple-tail surfactant as an efficient and low-cost counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Optik, 139 . pp. 291-298. ISSN 00304026

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2017.04.025

Abstract

In this work, 4-bis(neopentyloxy)-3-(neopentyloxycarbonyl)-1,4-dioxobutane-2- silphonate (TC14) surfactant assisted reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was used as a counter electrode (CE) in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Field emission scanning electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy observations revealed that the TC14-rGO film was well dispersed on fluorine-doped tin oxide surface. The TC14-rGO modified CE based DSSC showed a power conversion efficiency of 0.828%, a short current density (JSC) of 2.72 mA cm−2, an open circuit voltage (VOC) of 0.65 V, and a fill factor (FF) of 41.9 which were higher than those CE fabricated from commercially available SDS surfactant assisted rGO. Results revealed that TC14-rGO is a potential CE material to construct efficient DSSC for future solar cell applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reduced graphene oxide; energy conversion; dye-sensitized solar cell; nanomaterials; counter electrode
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
ID Code:10299
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:15 Aug 2018 11:32
Last Modified:15 Aug 2018 11:32

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