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Bio-dye sensitized solar cell for energy conversion

Ahmed, Nafees and Mohamad, Souad A. and Othman, Raihan and Ali, Mohd Hamdi (2016) Bio-dye sensitized solar cell for energy conversion. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have achieved vast popularity for being a potential alternative to silicon based solar cells as this kind of cells impose cost effectiveness, easy fabrication process, multicolor options and low energy payback time. DSSCs offer wide range of options while selecting the dye, since both the natural and chemical dyes can be used as light harvesting material which acts as the charge carriers in liquid form. Generally, TiO2 is used as the wide band gap working electrode for the charge separation and transportation. Such kind of DSSC follows close mechanism to the photosynthesis process where the natural pigments acts as the light harvesting medium. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to summarize the recent available knowledge regarding the natural dyes that have been used to assemble DSSCs ensuring sustainability, low cost mechanism, and reasonable light harvesting efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2600/54250
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio-materials, natural dye, thin film, photosynthesis, energy conversion, nano technology
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Souad Al-Bat'hi
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 12:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54250

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