Preferencje help
Widoczny [Schowaj] Abstrakt
Liczba wyników
2015 | 2 | 1 |
Tytuł artykułu

Impact of photocatalysis on carotenoic acid dye-sensitized solar cells

Treść / Zawartość
Warianty tytułu
Języki publikacji
Sensitized mesoporous titania is of increasing interest for catalysis and photovoltaic devices such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). For photovoltaic applications, the catalytic properties of TiO2 can cause degradation of the dyes during device fabrication. This is especially the case if natural sensitizers are used. We addressed this issue by fabrication of carotenoic acid sensitized solar cells under inert and ambient assembly conditions. The DSCs were investigated by currentvoltage and quantum efficiency measurements. Further characterization of the cells was made using impedance spectroscopy. The conversion efficiency of the DSCs prepared under inert conditions improved by at least 25% and the devices showed an enhanced reproducibility. The improvement of the DSCs correlated with the conversion efficiency of the sensitizers under inert conditions. We conclude that the photocatalytic bleaching depends on the electron injection efficiency of the sensitizer. Hence carotenoic acids support their own degradation. However, the photocatalytic decomposition of the sensitizers can be avoided by fabrication of the DSCs under inert conditions.

Opis fizyczny
  • Department of Physics, University
    of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Department of Physics,
    Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Krakow, Poland
  • Department of Physics, University
    of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303
    Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
  • Department of Physics,
    Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Krakow, Poland
  • Department of Physics,
    Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Krakow, Poland
  • Department of Physics, University
    of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Department of Physics, University
    of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • [1] B. O’Regan und M. Grätzel, A low-cost, high-efficiencysolar-cell based on dye-sensitized colloidal TiO2 films, Nature,353, 737-740, 1991.
  • [2] R. McConnell, Assessment of the dye-sensitized solar cell,Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 6, 271 - 293,2002.
  • [3] H. C. Weerasinghe, F. Huang und Y.-B. Cheng, Fabrication offlexible dye sensitized solar cells on plastic substrates, NanoEnergy, 2, 174 - 189, 2013.[WoS]
  • [4] S. Sheehan, P. Surolia, O. Byrne, S. Garner, P. Cimo, X. Li, D.Dowling und K. Thampi, Flexible glass substrate based dyesensitized solar cells, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 132, 237 -244, 2015.[WoS]
  • [5] A. Hagfeldt, G. Boschloo, L. Sun, L. Kloo und H. Pettersson,Dye-sensitized solar cells, Chem. Rev., 110, 6595-6663, 2010.
  • [6] K. Kalyanasundaram, Hrsg., Dye-sensitized solar cells, EPFLPress, 2010.
  • [7] N. Durán, M. F. S. Teixeira, R. De Conti und E. Esposito,Ecological-friendly pigments from fungi, Crit. Rev. Food Sci.Nutr., 42, 53-66, 2002.
  • [8] A. Das, S.-H. Yoon, S.-H. Lee, J.-Y. Kim, D.-K. Oh und S.-W. Kim,An update on microbial carotenoid production: applicationof recent metabolic engineering tools, Appl. Microbiol.Biotechnol., 77, 505-512, 2007.[WoS]
  • [9] M. R. Narayan, Review: Dye sensitized solar cells based onnatural photosensitizers, Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev.,16, 208 - 215, 2012.
  • [10] H. Hug, M. Bader, P. Mair und T. Glatzel, Biophotovoltaics:natural pigments in dye-sensitized solar cells, Appl. Energy,115, 216 - 225, 2014.[WoS]
  • [11] E. Yamazaki, M. Murayama, N. Nishikawa, N. Hashimoto, M.Shoyama und O. Kurita, Utilization of natural carotenoids asphotosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, Sol. Energy, 81,512 - 516, 2007.[WoS]
  • [12] N. Gómez-Ortíz, I. Vázquez-Maldonado, A. Pérez-Espadas, G.Mena-Rejón, J. Azamar-Barrios und G. Oskam, Dye-sensitizedsolar cells with natural dyes extracted from achiote seeds, Sol.Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 94, 40 - 44, 2010.[WoS]
  • [13] L. Dufossé, Microbial production of food grade pigments, FoodTechnol. Biotechnol., 44, 313-321, 2006.
  • [14] H. G. Agrell, J. Lindgren und A. Hagfeldt, Degradationmechanisms in a dye-sensitized solar cell studied by UV-VISand IR spectroscopy, Sol. Energy, 75, 169 - 180, 2003.
  • [15] A. Mills, A. Lepre, N. Elliott, S. Bhopal, I. P. Parkin und S.O‘Neill, Characterisation of the photocatalyst Pilkington Activ:a reference film photocatalyst?, J. Photochem. Photobiol., A,160, 213 - 224, 2003.
  • [16] S. Ito, T. N. Murakami, P. Comte, P. Liska, C. Grätzel, M. K.Nazeeruddin und M. Grätzel, Fabrication of thin film dyesensitized solar cells with solar to electric power conversionefficiency over 10%, Thin Solid Films, 516, 4613 - 4619, 2008.
  • [17] J. Bisquert, G. Garcia-Belmonte, F. Fabregat-Santiago, N.Ferriols, P. Bogdanoff und E. C. Pereira, Doubling exponentmodels for the analysis of porous film electrodes byimpedance. Relaxation of TiO2 nanoporous in aqueoussolution, J. Phys. Chem. B, 104, 2287-2298, 2000.
  • [18] A. Hauch und A. Georg, Diffusion in the electrolyte and chargetransferreaction at the platinum electrode in dye-sensitizedsolar cells, Electrochim. Acta, 46, 3457 - 3466, 2001.
  • [19] F. Fabregat-Santiago, G. Garcia-Belmonte, I. Mora-Sero undJ. Bisquert, Characterization of nanostructured hybrid andorganic solar cells by impedance spectroscopy, Phys. Chem.Chem. Phys., 13, 9083-9118, 2011.
  • [20] B. C. O’Regan und J. R. Durrant, Kinetic and energeticparadigms for dye-sensitized solar cells: moving from the idealto the real, Acc. Chem. Res., 42, 1799-1808, 2009.[WoS]
  • [21] J. Xiang, F. S. Rondonuwu, Y. Kakitani, R. Fujii, Y. Watanabe,Y. Koyama, H. Nagae, Y. Yamano und M. Ito, Mechanisms ofelectron injection from retinoic acid and carotenoic acids toTiO2 nanoparticles and charge cecombination via the T1 stateas determined by subpicosecond to microsecond time-resolvedabsorption spectroscopy: dependence on the conjugationlength, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 17066-17077, 2005.
  • [22] X.-F. Wang, R. Fujii, S. Ito, Y. Koyama, Y. Yamano, M. Ito, T.Kitamura und S. Yanagida, Dye-sensitized solar cells usingretinoic acid and carotenoic acids: dependence of performanceon the conjugation length and the dye concentration, Chem.Phys. Lett., 416, 1 - 6, 2005.
  • [23] P. R. F. Barnes, . A. Y. Anderson, S. E. Koops, J. R. Durrant und B.C. O’Regan, Electron injection efficiency and diffusion lengthin dye-sensitized solar cells derived from incident photonconversion efficiency measurements, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113,1126-1136, 2009.
  • [24] J. Bisquert, Interpretation of electron diffusion coefficient inorganic and inorganic semiconductors with broad distributionsof states, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 3175-3194, 2008.[WoS]
  • [25] M. Bailes, P. Cameron, K. Lobato und L. M. Peter, Determinationof the density and energetic distribution of electron traps indye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells, J. Phys. Chem. B,109, 15429-15435, 2005.
Typ dokumentu
Identyfikator YADDA
JavaScript jest wyłączony w Twojej przeglądarce internetowej. Włącz go, a następnie odśwież stronę, aby móc w pełni z niej korzystać.