Review on the revolution of polymer electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Farhana, Nur Khuzaimah and Saidi, Norshahirah Mohamad. and Bashir, Shahid and Ramesh, T. Subramaniam and Ramesh, Kasi (2021) Review on the revolution of polymer electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Energy & Fuels, 35 (23). pp. 19320-19350. ISSN 0887-0624, DOI

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are a suitable replacement for conventional silicon solar cells due to their unique features, such as high energy conversion efficiency and cheap manufacturing cost. The liquid-state DSSCs, however, are poorly sustainable on a long-term basis because volatile liquids are used. The early intention of incorporating polymer into the liquid electrolytes was to curb the problem encountered by liquid electrolytes and enable the DSSCs to function as a long-term stability device. This work briefly reviews how the improvisation has been done on the polymer electrolytes formulation and the extent of how each element can affect the cell efficiency and long-term stability. The role of each component, such as the type of host polymer, iodide salts, nanoparticles, and organic additives that improve the performance of DSSCs, has also been highlighted. This clarified the main purpose of introducing various types of additives into electrolytes to enhance the transport properties as well as the performance of the DSSCs.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST RD Grant)[PV027-2018], Universiti Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethylene-glycol derivatives;Surface-modified TIO2;Iodide ionic liquid;Long-term stability;Gel electrolyte;Photovoltaic performanc;Efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 08:20
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 08:20

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