Optical properties of TiO2 electrodes sensitized by Red Cabbage dye for application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Chamsse Eeddine Derdakh Salah Eddine Zerrouki Abdellah Henni http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5054-5442

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The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is a third-generation photovoltaic device that holds great promise for the economic conversion of solar energy into electrical energy. TiO2 layers have been deposited by the spin-coating technique based on excess of a TiO2 solution on glass substrates heated to a fixed temperature of 80°C. The objective of the present study is the study of the influence of dye on the optical properties of these layers. For this, we used UV-Visible spectroscopy for optical characterizations. UV-Visible transmission spectra confirm that it is possible to obtain good transparent TiO2 films with a 68 to 87 % transmittance in the visible region.


Keywords: Dye-sensitized solar cell, thin layers, TiO2, Red cabbage dye, optical properties.


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Derdakh, C. E.; Zerrouki, S. E.; Henni, A. Optical Properties of TiO2 Electrodes Sensitized by Red Cabbage Dye for Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Materials and Biomaterials Science 2019, 2, 024-027.
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