Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Page: 12-17
ZnO Nanowire/N719 Dye/Polythiophene-SWNT Nanocomposite Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
S. AbdulAmohsin, Physical Department, Faculty of Science, Thi Qar University , Thi Qar, Iraq.
Sabah Mohammed Mlkat al Mutoki, Electrical Department , Al Furat Al Wast University, Technical Institute of Samawa, Samawa, Iraq.
M. Mohamed, Physical Department, Faculty of Science, Thi Qar University , Thi Qar, Iraq.
Received: Dec. 29, 2014;       Accepted: Dec. 31, 2014;       Published: Jan. 23, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.acis.s.2015030201.13      View  3457      Downloads  227
Abstract
We designed and fabricated high efficiency solid state dye sensitized solar cells based on vertical ZnO nanowire arrays by utilizing a mixture paste of LiI, PMII and solid iodine as electrolyte. Poly thiophene -single wall carbon nanotube (PT-SWNT) composites were synthesized on FTO glass by in situ polymerization and employed as counter electrode to replace the conventionally used expensive Pt electrode. The initial results showed the power conversion efficiency of 2.87 % from the device with PPy-SWNT composite coated on FTO glass as counter electrode.
Keywords
Nanocomposite, SWNT, PT, Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
To cite this article
S. AbdulAmohsin, Sabah Mohammed Mlkat al Mutoki, M. Mohamed, ZnO Nanowire/N719 Dye/Polythiophene-SWNT Nanocomposite Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems. Special Issue: Artificial Nano Sensory System. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 12-17. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.s.2015030201.13
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