Das, Partha Pratim and Roy, Anurag and Agarkar, Shruti and Sujatha Devi, P (2018) Hydrothermally synthesized fluorescent Zn2SnO4 nanoparticles for dye sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments, 154. pp. 303-313. ISSN 0143-7208

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In this work, we have investigated the interaction of hydrothermally synthesized Zn2SnO4 (ZTO) nanoparticles (NPs) with two different commercial photo sensitizers such as N719 and N3 dye molecules and studied their performance in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC). Interestingly, the ZTO NPs exhibited band edge emission in the mid UVA region and as a result possibility of enhanced light harvesting in the terminal UVA region was anticipated in the device due to the efficient energy transfer observed in case of the sensitizer N719 than N3. The dye sensitization property has been found to be higher for the N3 dye molecules than the N719 dye molecules as based on the time dependent dye loading study. The devices fabricated with ZTO-N719 exhibited improved photovoltaic performance compared to the ZTO-N3 based devices exhibiting an overall conversion efficiency of 2.56% by the former compared to the later (1.90%) under 1SUN 1.5AM illumination and sensitization for 12 h.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 07:54
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 07:54
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4248

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