Multiwall carbon nanotube coated with conducting polyaniline nanocomposites for quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells

Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Ashraful Islam, M. D. Akhtaruzzaman, Liyuan Han, Abdurahman Al-Ahmari

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Abstract

Multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) coated with conducting polyaniline (PAni) nanocomposites has been enforced as for quasi-solid-state electrolyte layer in the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), and the incorporation of MWNT-PAni nanoparticles on the cell performance has been examined. The MWNT-PAni nanoparticles exploited as the extended electron transfer materials, which can reduce charge diffusion length and serve simultaneously as catalyst for the electrochemical reduction of I3-. An ionic liquid of 1-methyl-3-propyl-imidazolium iodide (PMII) together with the hybrid MWNT-PAni nanocomposites was placed between the dye-sensitized porous TiO2 and the Pt counter electrode without adding iodine and achieved a moderately higher cell efficiency (3.15%), as compared to that containing bare PMII (0.26%).

Original languageEnglish
Article number962387
JournalJournal of Chemistry
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Chemistry(all)

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