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Effect of dye sensitization’s temperature on ZnO-based solar cells

Roy, Anurag; Sundaram, Senthilarasu; Mallick, Tapas K.


Anurag Roy

Tapas K. Mallick


We have investigated the insights of photo-physical surface characteristics for Ru (II) polypyridyl dye (N719) sensitization and its performance in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) at different temperatures of ZnO-based photoanodes. The maximum power conversion efficiency of 2.25% with a high open-circuit voltage of 0.87 V was recorded for 40 °C sensitized device under 1SUN 1.5 AM. The 60 °C sensitized device shows the maximum current density of 8.8 mA cm−2 and 25 °C sensitized device results. Therefore, the mode of surface interaction of N719-ZnO to promote better electron conduction has highlighted the prospects of DSSCs under diverse solution sensitization temperature environment.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 23, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 28, 2021
Publication Date 2021-08
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2023
Journal Chemical Physics Letters
Print ISSN 0009-2614
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 776
Article Number 138688
Keywords DSSC, N719 dye, Sensitized, Surface interaction, ZnO