The light attracting effect of pyridine derivatives based quasi-solid electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cell

Cai, Molang and Bell, John and Dai, Songyuan (2016) The light attracting effect of pyridine derivatives based quasi-solid electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cell. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16 (6). pp. 5770-5775. ISSN 1533-4880


Abstract

The pyridine derivatives are added into acetonitrile based electrolyte to establish framework, then form the quasi solid electrolyte. The ion diffusion of cetylpyridinium chloride and cetylpyridinium bromide based electrolytes is enhanced comparing with the ion diffusion of reference acetonitrile electrolyte. The ordered structure of cetylpyridinuium chloride quasi solid electrolyte has been observed by SEM images. Light scattering effect of cetylpyridinuium chloride quasi solid electrolyte is evidenced by the larger resulted by transmitted and scattered spectra. The light harvesting efficiency of device based on C16Cl is much higher than acetonitrile based device. The cell efficiency of C16Cl and C16Br based device are 5.72% and 6.02%, which are 41% and 48% higher than acetonitrile liquid electrolyte based device. The C16I based device produces low cell efficiency 2.06%, which is 49% decrease compare to the blank device due to the limitation of iodide-triodide transportation in the iodide framework.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 05:36
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: dye-sensitized solar cellI; on diffusion; light scattering; quasi solid electrolyte
Fields of Research (2008): 03 Chemical Sciences > 0399 Other Chemical Sciences > 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3499 Other chemical sciences > 349999 Other chemical sciences not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2016.12050
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39355

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