Optical properties of anthocyanin dyes on TiO2 as photosensitizers for application of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)

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

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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is one of the alternative energy that can convert light energy into electrical energy. The component of DSSC consists of FTO substrates, TiO2, electrolyte, dye sensitizer, and counter electrode. This study aim was to determine the effect of optical properties of anthocyanin dyes on efficiency of DSSC. The dye sensitizer used can be extracted from anthocyanin pigments such as dragon fruit, black rice, and red cabbage. The red cabbage sensitizer shows lower absorbance value in the visible range (450-580 nm), than dragon fruit and black rice. The chemical structure of each dye molecules has an R group (carbonyl and hydroxyl) that forms a bond with the oxide layer. Red cabbage dye cell has the highest efficiency, 0.06% then dragon fruit and black rice, 0.02% and 0.03%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012018
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume333
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Material for Better Future 2017, ICAMBF 2017 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Sept 20175 Sept 2017

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