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Experimental and theoretical study of 1, 4-naphthoquinone based dye in dye-sensitized solar cells using ZnO photoanode

Dnyaneshwar Shinde / Popat Tambade / Habib Pathan / Kisan Gadave
Published Online: 2018-03-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/msp-2017-0088


A dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was assembled using a dye 4-(3-chloro-1, 4-dioxo-1, 4-dihydronaphthalen-2-ylamino) benzoic acid with ZnO as a photoanode. It was synthesized using 2, 3-dichloro 1, 4-naphthoquinone and p-amino benzoic acid. The spectral features of the dye were analyzed in ethanol using experimental and computational methods. The theoretical investigations revealed that the synthesized dye may act as a sensitizer in DSSCs. The photoelectrochemical performance was tested under direct sunlight using a sandwich type DSSC. The photovoltaic data of the dye adsorbed on ZnO films indicated thepower conversion efficiency of 1.07 % under sunlight with a light intensity of 39 mW·cm-2.

Keywords: dye-sensitized solar cell; ZnO; naphthoquinone; density functional theory; TDDFT


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Received: 2016-11-23

Accepted: 2017-10-03

Published Online: 2018-03-20

Citation Information: Materials Science-Poland, Volume 35, Issue 4, Pages 746–754, ISSN (Online) 2083-134X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/msp-2017-0088.

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