MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 159, 2018The 2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology (IJCAET 2017) and International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical and Power Engineering (ISAMPE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||30 March 2018|
Fabrication Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) Using β-Carotene Pigment Based Natural Dye.
Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, Departement of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
2 Research Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NRCN), Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
3 Science Laboratory, Departement of Science Education, Fakultas Pendidikan dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung 40154, Indonesia
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The adsorption characteristic of natural dye has been studied on harvesting light using purification process. The purification process used for separation pigment photosynthesis of syngonium leafs was called fractionation. The first fractionation of the dye contains pigment of β- carotene . The absorpton spectrum of β-carotene has been investigated by using Uv-Vis spectroscopy. The Fourier Transform Infrared revealed that the binding of the dye was on the surface of TiO2. Analysis absorbance and energy gap of the dye has been investigated by using Uv-Vis spectroscopy and Tauc relation. The cells were illuminated under 100 mW/cm2 AM 1.5 condition. The performance of the cells with sensitized the fractionation dye has a short circut current density (Jsc) of 0.27 mA/cm2, an open circuit photovoltage (Voc) of 0.4V, and Fill Factor (FF) of 68.89%. Furthermore, the overall efficiency of DSSC is 0.074%. The low efficiency for the fractionation cell based dye sensitized solar cells due to the weakness of interaction between dye molecule and the surface of TiO2.
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