Carotenoid pigment as sensitizers for applications of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)

A. Supriyanto, F. Nurosyid, A. H. Ahliha

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A dye-sensitized solar cell is the third generation of solar cells that can convert solar energy into electrical energy using photo-electrochemical principles. Natural dye extracted from carotenoid pigments such as orange fruits, carrots, and tomatoes. The absorbance of dye and TiO2 were characterized using UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The chemical bond contained TiO2/dye were characterized using FTIR spectrophotometer. The efficiency of DSSC was calculated using I-V meter Keithley. The absorbance spectra results show that carotenoid dyes have peaked in the wavelength range of 400 nm-510 nm. The highest efficiency was obtained from tomatoes dye at 0.03% due to the interaction between TiO2 and carboxyl -OH group. Adsorption of carotenoid dyes on the surface of TiO2 can be used as the photosensitizer for DSSC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012060
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Materials Research Society-Indonesia Conference and Congress 2017, MRS-INA C and C 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Oct 201712 Oct 2017


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