Novel poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro propylene)/polyethylene oxide based gel polymer electrolyte containing fumed silica (SiO2) nanofiller for high performance dye-sensitized solar cell

Zebardastan, N. and Khanmirzaei, M.H. and Ramesh, S. and Ramesh, K. (2016) Novel poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro propylene)/polyethylene oxide based gel polymer electrolyte containing fumed silica (SiO2) nanofiller for high performance dye-sensitized solar cell. Electrochimica Acta, 220. pp. 573-580. ISSN 0013-4686

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.10.135

Abstract

Novel gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) are prepared using poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro propylene) copolymer (PVdF-HFP) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) in presence of fumed silica nanofiller with the designated system of PVdF-HFP:PEO:EC:PC:NaI:SiO2:I2. GPEs are examined using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and the highest ionic conductivity of 8.84 mS cm−1 is achieved after incorporation of 13 wt.% of fumed silica (SiO2). Temperature-dependent ionic conductivity study confirms that GPE system follows Arrhenius thermal activated model. GPEs are characterized for structural studies using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. GPEs are used to fabricate dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and tested under 1 Sun irradiation, obtaining the highest energy conversion efficiency of 9.44% after the incorporation of 13 wt.% fumed silica. Cyclic voltammetry has been performed to analyse electrochemical properties of gel polymer electrolytes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PVdF-HFP; PEO; Gel polymer electrolyte; Fumed silica; Dye-sensitized solar cell
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 06:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 06:22
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18678

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