Characterizations of Chitosan-based polymer electrolyte photovoltaic cells

Arof, Abdul Kariem and Buraidah, M.H. and Teo, L.P. and Majid, S.R. and Yahya, Rosiyah and Taha, R.M. (2010) Characterizations of Chitosan-based polymer electrolyte photovoltaic cells. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2010. p. 805836. ISSN 1110-662X, DOI

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The membranes 55 wt. chitosan-45 wt. NH 4 I, 33 wt. chitosan-27 wt. NH 4 I -40 wt. EC, and 27.5 wt. chitosan-22.5 wt. NH 4 I -50 wt. buthyl-methyl-imidazolium-iodide (BMII) exhibit conductivity of 3.73� 10 -7, 7.34� 10 -6, and 3.43� 10 -5 S cm -1, respectively, at room temperature. These membranes have been used in the fabrication of solid-state solar cells with configuration ITO/ TiO 2 /polymer electrolyte membrane/ITO. It is observed that the short-circuit current density increases with conductivity of the electrolyte. The use of anthocyanin pigment obtained by solvent extraction from black rice and betalain from the callus of Celosia plumosa also helps to increase the short-circuit current.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensitized solar-cells ionic liquid electrolytes photoelectrochemical cells redox electrolyte energy conversion performance junction conductivity stability dyes
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 01:16

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