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Cross-linked gel polymer electrolyte containing multi-wall carbon nanotubes for application in dye-sensitized solar cells

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Autor(es):
Benedetti, Joao E. [1] ; Correa, Aline A. [1] ; Carmello, Mayara [1] ; Almeida, Luiz C. P. [1] ; Goncalves, Agnaldo S. [1] ; Nogueira, Ana F. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
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[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Chem, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Power Sources; v. 208, p. 263-270, JUN 15 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 46
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A cross-linked gel polymer electrolyte composed of poly (ethylene oxide-co-2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethyl glycidyl ether-co-allyl glycidyl ether, gamma-butyrolactone, LiI and I-2, mixed with functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), was applied in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The electrolyte was characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, conductivity measurements and Raman spectroscopy. Due to its nature, the terpolymer was chemically cross-linked during DSSC assembly to give rise to quasi-solid state solar cells. The gel polymer electrolyte containing 1 wt% of MWCNT exhibited conductivity values higher than 10(-3) S cm(-1). An increase in MWCNT content provided a smaller concentration of polyiodide species, as confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. The highest photocurrent (8.74 mA cm(-2)) was achieved by DSSC based on the cross-linked gel polymer electrolyte containing 1 wt% of MWCNT compared to DSSC based on non-cross-linked gel polymer electrolytes (7.93 mA cm(-2)). The incorporation of 3 wt% of MWCNT into the gel polymer electrolyte promoted a decrease in both J(sc) and V-oc, probably due to poorer light transmittance of the electrolyte in the visible range and higher charge recombination losses, respectively. Thus, the highest efficiency in this work was achieved by using electrolyte containing 1 wt% of MWCNT. After the cross-linking process, the dimensional stability of the gel composite electrolyte was improved and the conversion efficiency of DSSC was only slightly affected, changing from 3.37% (before cross-linking) to 3.35%. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/51001-9 - Células solares híbridas e fotoeletroquímicas baseadas em nanopartículas e nanorods de ZnO e ZnO:Ga
Beneficiário:Agnaldo de Souza Gonçalves
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 08/53059-4 - Células solares orgânicas e híbridas baseadas em nanotubos de carbono e fulerenos modificados
Beneficiário:Luiz Carlos Pimentel Almeida
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado