Influence of Coating a TiO2 Electrode with DN-F05 and DN-F05-Ag on the Photovoltaic Performance of DSSC Solar Cells

Agus Supriyanto, Diani Galih Saputri, Mohd Khairul Bin Ahmad, Artono Dwijo Sutomo, Ari Handono Ramelan

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Abstract

A DSSC’s performance depends on its working electrode. Since this working electrode functions as an electron carrier, it affects how well DSSC solar cells perform. This study focused on working electrodes that use the dye DN-F05 and the Ag ions in the hybrid dye DN-F05 as a sensitizer. This research was conducted using the spin-coating method. Based on structural, optical, and electrical data, the results obtained were related to each other. It was determined that Ag has a significant influence on DSSC performance, and this discovery was also the main goal of this study. Previous studies have shown that the addition of Ag as a doping agent is an effective strategy for improving chemical and electronic properties. This can be proven through electrical measurements, which have shown an efficiency of 5.33%. However, when a significant amount of Ag is hybridized in the dye DN-F05, it will cause a decrease in DSSC performance due to the accumulation of Ag particles on the semiconductor’s surface, creating a barrier to light absorption and aggregation. This is what led to the selection of a hybrid material (Ag metal), as Ag is unique and offers great potential with respect to boosting solar cells’ performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7459
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ag metal
  • dye DN-F05
  • spin coating
  • TiO (anatase)

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