Degree Granting Department
blocking layer, electrolyte, nanoparticle, organic dye, porosity
Considering biocompatibility, the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) based on titanium dioxide should play a major role in the future of solar energy. In this ongoing study, different components and ambient process conditions for the fabrication of were investigated. Titanium dioxide substrate thickness and morphology was found to have a direct impact on the cell efficiency. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to investigate the TiO2 nanostructure. Different chemical treatments and electrolytes were also explored towards optimizing the cell performance. A group of porphyrin based organic dyes were synthesized and evaluated. Standard solar cell characterization techniques such as current-voltage and spectral response measurements were employed to evaluate the cell performance.
Scholar Commons Citation
Khan, Md Imran, "A Study on the Optimization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" (2013). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.