Effect of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube as Counter Electrode on Laser-deposited Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> and TiO<sub>2</sub> Films Solar Cells

Authors

  • B. Ahmmad Kagoshima University
  • Y. Kusumoto Kagoshima University
  • M. Abdulla-Al-Mamun Kagoshima University
  • A. Mihata Kagoshima University
  • H. Yang Kagoshima University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i3.2631

Keywords:

TiO2, Fe2O3 film, Solar cell, SWNT.

Abstract

Laser-deposited Fe2O3 films or dye-fixed TiO2 films were prepared for solar cells. For both the cells, a single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) film or a Pt-loaded SWNT film, prepared by simply pasting over ITO glass, was used as a counter electrode. Stable current (I)-voltage (V) curves were found under UV-visible light irradiation using water containing KI and I2 as an electrolyte. A comparison of I-V curves was made for Pt alone and SWNT alone films used as a counter electrode. Almost similar efficiency was found by using both types of counter electrodes. However, enhanced efficiency was obtained for the Pt-loaded SWNT-film counter electrode.

Keywords: TiO2; Fe2O3 film; Solar cell; SWNT.

© 2009 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237(Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v1i3.2631      J. Sci. Res. 1 (3), 430-437 (2009)


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Author Biographies

B. Ahmmad, Kagoshima University

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Researcher

Y. Kusumoto, Kagoshima University

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

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M. Abdulla-Al-Mamun, Kagoshima University

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Student

A. Mihata, Kagoshima University

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Student

H. Yang, Kagoshima University

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Student

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Published

2009-08-29

How to Cite

Ahmmad, B., Kusumoto, Y., Abdulla-Al-Mamun, M., Mihata, A., & Yang, H. (2009). Effect of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube as Counter Electrode on Laser-deposited Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> and TiO<sub>2</sub> Films Solar Cells. Journal of Scientific Research, 1(3), 430–437. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i3.2631

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Section A: Physical and Mathematical Sciences