1. bookVolume 36 (2018): Issue 1 (March 2018)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2083-134X
First Published
16 Apr 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

Influence of natural dye adsorption on the structural, morphological and optical properties of TiO2 based photoanode of dye-sensitized solar cell

Published Online: 18 May 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 36 (2018) - Issue 1 (March 2018)
Page range: 93 - 101
Received: 28 May 2017
Accepted: 06 Oct 2017
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2083-134X
First Published
16 Apr 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Porous photoanodes of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) can adsorb specific type of natural or organic dyes. Adsorption of the dye results in a change of the structural, morphological and optical characteristics of the photoanode. In this work, we present a comparative study on the adsorption effect of natural dye (Curcuma Longa sp.) on the structural, morphological and optical properties of mesoporous titanium dioxide (TiO2) photoanode on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass. A number of investigations including XRD, UV-Vis spectroscopy, EDS, and SEM were carried out to observe the variations due to adsorbed dye on TiO2 surface. XRD characterization revealed the effect of dye adsorption on specific surface area (SSA), crystallite size, and morphological index (MI). In this case, increasing SSA with decreasing particle size was found for both dye adsorbed and dye free DSSC photoanode samples. Also, the MI and SSA were found to be directly and inversely proportional to the crystallite size respectively. UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy showed that dye adsorption changes the light absorption, transmittance, and optical bandgap of the photoanode. Average atomic mass percentage of titanium (Ti) and oxygen (O) obtained from EDS analysis proved the presence of TiO2 in the mesoporous photoanode. In SEM images, significant morphological changes of mesoporous TiO2 surface appeared because of dye adsorption.

Keywords

[1] GRÄTZEL M., J. Photoch. Photobio., 164 (2004), 3.10.1016/j.jphotochem.2004.02.023Search in Google Scholar

[2] WEI D., AMARATUNGA G., Int. J. Electrochem. Sc., 2 (2007), 897.Search in Google Scholar

[3] GONÇALVES L.M., BERMUDEZ V.D.Z., RIBEIRO H.A., MENDES A.M., XIAO S., HUANG Y., Energ. Environ. Sci., 1 (2008), 655.10.1039/b807236aSearch in Google Scholar

[4] SOUNDARARAJAN D., YOON J.K., KIM Y.I., KWON J.S., PARK C.W., KIM S.H., Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 4 (2009), 1628.Search in Google Scholar

[5] KARAMI H., KABOLI A., Int. J. Electrochem. Sc., 5 (2010), 706.Search in Google Scholar

[6] GRÄTZEL M., J. Photoch. Photobio. C, 4 (2003), 145.10.1016/S1389-5567(03)00026-1Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[7] HARDIN B.E., SNAITH H.J., MCGEHEE M.D., Nat. Photonics, 6 (2012), 162.10.1038/nphoton.2012.22Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[8] SONG W., GONG Y., TIAN J., CAO G., ZHAO H., SUN C., ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 8 (2016), 13418.10.1021/acsami.6b0288727169327Search in Google Scholar

[9] JASIM K.E., Dye Sensitized Solar Cells - Working Principles, Challenges and Opportunities, in: KOSYACHENKO L.A. (Ed.), Solar Cells - Dye-Sensitized Devices, InTech, Croatia, 2011, p. 171.Search in Google Scholar

[10] O’REGAN B., GRÄTZEL M., Nature, 353 (1991), 737.10.1038/353737a0Search in Google Scholar

[11] HAGFELDT A., BOSCHLOO G., SUN L., KLOO L., PETTERSSON H., Chem. Rev., 110 (2010), 6595.10.1021/cr900356p20831177Search in Google Scholar

[12] YANG S., KOU H., WANG J., XUE H., HAN H., J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010), 4245.10.1021/jp9117979Search in Google Scholar

[13] ROBERTSON N., Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 45 (2006) 2338.10.1002/anie.20050308316526079Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[14] GRÄTZEL M., Prog. Photovoltaics, 14 (2006), 42910.1002/pip.712Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[15] GLEDHILL S.E., SCOTT B., GREGG B.A., J. Mater. Res., 20 (2005), 3167.10.1557/jmr.2005.0407Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[16] HAGFELDT A., GRÄTZEL M., Accounts Chem. Res., 33 (2000), 269.10.1021/ar980112j10813871Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[17] GRÄTZEL M., Nature, 414 (2001), 338.10.1038/3510460711713540Search in Google Scholar

[18] GRÄTZEL M., Nature, 421 (2003), 586.10.1038/421586a12571576Search in Google Scholar

[19] WANG F.M., CHU C.H., LEE C.H., WU J.Y., LEE K.M., TUNG Y.L., Int. J. Electrochem. Sc., 6 (2011), 1100.Search in Google Scholar

[20] GORLOV M., KLOO L., HAGFELDT A., BOSCHLOO G., KLOO L., GORLOV M., Dalton T., 91 (2008), 2655.10.1039/b716419j18688394Search in Google Scholar

[21] ARMAND M., ENDRES F., MACFARLANE D.R., OHNO H., SCROSATI B., Nat. Mater., 8 (2009), 621.10.1038/nmat244819629083Search in Google Scholar

[22] KEMMITT T., AL-SALIM N., WATERLAND M., KENNEDY V., MARKWITZ A., Curr. Appl. Phys., 4 (2004), 189.10.1016/j.cap.2003.11.006Search in Google Scholar

[23] DAHOUDI N.A., ZHANG Q., CAO G., Int. J. Photoenergy, 2012 (2012), 1.10.1155/2012/401393Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[24] KAKIAGE K., AOYAMA Y., YANO T., OYA K., FUJISAWA J., HANAYA M., Chem. Commun., 51 (2015), 15894.10.1039/C5CC06759FSearch in Google Scholar

[25] KIM S., LEE J.K., KANG S.O., KO J., YUM J.-H., FANTACCI S., ANGELIS F.D., CENSO D.D., NAZEERUDDIN M.K., GRÄTZEL M., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006), 16701.10.1021/ja066376f17177420Search in Google Scholar

[26] MATHEW S., YELLA A., GAO P., HUMPHRYBAKER R., CURCHOD B.F.E., ASHARI-ASTANI N., Nat. Chem., 6 (2014), 242.10.1038/nchem.186124557140Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[27] POLO A.S., ITOKAZU M.K., IHA N.Y.M., Coordin. Chem. Rev., 248 (2004), 1343.10.1016/j.ccr.2004.04.013Search in Google Scholar

[28] QURRATULAIN, HAMEED S., KAZMI S.A., AHMAD N., KHAN W., 2015 Annu. IEEE India Conf., IEEE, 2015, p. 1.Search in Google Scholar

[29] RICHHARIYA G., KUMAR A., TEKASAKUL P., GUPTA B., Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 69 (2017), 705.10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.198Search in Google Scholar

[30] WONGCHAREE K., MEEYOO V., CHAVADEJ S., Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 91 (2007), 566.10.1016/j.solmat.2006.11.005Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[31] FURUKAWA S., IINO H., IWAMOTO T., KUKITA K., YAMAUCHI S., Thin Solid Films, 518 (2009), 526.10.1016/j.tsf.2009.07.045Search in Google Scholar

[32] AHMAD M.S., PANDEY A.K., RAHIM N.A., Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 77 (2017), 89.10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.129Search in Google Scholar

[33] JOSEPH S., BOBY S.J.M., NATHAN D.M.G.T., SAGAYARAJ P., Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 165 (2017), 72.10.1016/j.solmat.2017.02.038Search in Google Scholar

[34] HOSSAIN M.K., PERVEZ M.F., MIA M.N.H., MORTUZA A.A., RAHAMAN M.S., KARIM M.R., ISLAM J.M.M., AHMED F., KHAN M.A., Results Phys., 7 (2017), 1516.10.1016/j.rinp.2017.04.011Search in Google Scholar

[35] SAFIE N.E., LUDIN N.A., SU’AIT M.S., HAMID N.H., SEPEAI S., IBRAHIM M.A., TERIDI M.A.M., Malaysian J Anal. Sci, 19 (2015), 1243.Search in Google Scholar

[36] BUDDEE S., WONGNAWA S., SRIPRANG P., SRIWONG C., J. Nanopart. Res., 16 (2014), 2336.10.1007/s11051-014-2336-zOpen DOISearch in Google Scholar

[37] KIM H.-J., KIM D.-J., KARTHICK S.N., HEMALATHA K.V., RAJ C.J., OK S., CHOE Y., Int. J. Electrochem. Sc., 8 (2013), 8320.Search in Google Scholar

[38] HOSSAIN M.K., PERVEZ M.F., TAYYABA S., UDDIN M.J., MORTUZA A.A., MIA M.N.H., MANIR M.S., KARIM M.R., KHAN M.A., Mater. Sci.-Poland, 2017 (Accepted). DOI: 10.1515/msp-2017-0086.10.1515/msp-2017-0086Open DOISearch in Google Scholar

[39] FARHAT O.F., HALIM M.M., ABDULLAH M.J., ALI M.K.M., ALLAM N.K., Beilstein J. Nanotech., 6 (2015), 720.10.3762/bjnano.6.73436198825821712Search in Google Scholar

[40] CHEN J., LI Y., WANG Y., YUN J., CAO D., Mater. Res. Bull., 39 (2004), 185.10.1016/j.materresbull.2003.10.017Search in Google Scholar

[41] AKBARI B., TAVANDASHTI M.P., ZANDRAHIMI M., Iran. J. Mater. Sci. Eng., 8 (2011), 48.Search in Google Scholar

[42] BAGHERI S., JULKAPLI N.M., HAMID S.B.A., Sci. World J., 2014 (2014), 1.10.1155/2014/727496421340625383380Search in Google Scholar

[43] IBHADON A., FITZPATRICK P., Catalysts., 3 (2013), 189.10.3390/catal3010189Search in Google Scholar

[44] ZHANG J., XIAO X., NAN J., J. Hazard. Mater., 176 (2010), 617.10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.11.07420004517Search in Google Scholar

[45] THEIVASANTHI T., ALAGAR M., Chem. Phys., (2013), 1307.Search in Google Scholar

[46] THEIVASANTHI T., ALAGAR M., Nano Biomed. Eng., 3 (2011), 163.10.5101/nbe.v3i3.p163-168Search in Google Scholar

[47] CAGLAR M., CAGLAR Y., ILICAN S., J. Optoelectron. Adv. M., 8 (2006), 1410.Search in Google Scholar

[48] GUPTA R.K., SERBETÇI Z., YAKUPHANOGLU F., J. Alloy. Compd., 515 (2012), 96.10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.11.098Search in Google Scholar

[49] ConvertUnits website (online): http://www.convertunits.com/molarmass/TiO2.Search in Google Scholar

[50] MIAH M.H., RAHAMAN M.D., SYED I.M., Bangladesh J. Phys., (2015) 1.Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo