Sea grass like arranged TiO2 nanorods sensitized by natural dyes for solar cell applications
Applied Physics A: materials science and processing
Springer Verlag (Germany)
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Rutile phase sea grass like arranged TiO2 nanorods have been synthesized by low temperature template free hydrothermal method. These TiO2 nanorods have been sensitized by flowers of Sesbania grandiflora, leaves of Camellia sinensis and roots of Rubia tinctorum. The sensitized TiO2 nanorods based films have been used as photoanode in natural dye sensitized solar cells. The films were photoelectrochemically active and the fabricated solar cells had short circuit photocurrent densitiy(JSC) lying in the range of 3.7mAcm-2 to 4.7mAcm-2. The efficiency of the fabricated natural dye sensitized solar cells were found to lie in the range of 0.6% to 1.036% respectively.
August 2016, Vol. 122, 719