Preliminary Studies of Porous GaNbased Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Beh, K.P. and Yam, F.K. and Cheong, Y.L. and Chin, C.W. and Tan, L.K. and Hassan, Z. (2015) Preliminary Studies of Porous GaNbased Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. In: Meeting of Malaysia Nitrides Research Group.

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This work presents the preliminary studies of porous gallium nitride (GaN) based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). Porous GaN was fabricated using photo-assisted electrochemical etching (PEC), then characterized in terms of its morphological, structural, optical and vibrational aspects. Next, the sample underwent sensitization through immersing in N719 ruthenium based dye for one day. For the DSSC assembly, the dyed porous GaN would serve as anode while platinum (Pt) coated fluorinedoped tin oxide (FTO) glass being the cathode. A thin glass spacer separates the anode/cathode, while triiodide/iodide redox electrolyte would fill the gap between them. Current density-voltage (J-V) curves was obtained under light illumination and used to determine the essential electrical parameters of the DSSC. The open circuit potential <Voc). short-circuit current density (Jsc). and efficiency (TJ) for the aforementioned were 638.8 mV, 0.81 mA/cm2 , and 0.2% respectively. Aside from that, similar works have been repeated here for as-grown GaN, however, the resultant efficiency was ten times lower than that of porous GaN.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC1 Physics (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Fizik (School of Physics)
Depositing User: Mr Aizat Asmawi Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 02:21
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 02:21

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