A new poly (acrylonitrile) (PAN)-based gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) is fabricated to study the effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) on dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) efficiency. The GPEs are examined using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to −1 analyze ionic conductivity. A maximum of 4.45 mS cm ionic conductivity is achieved at room temperature with incorporation of 11 wt.% CNT. Performance of DSSC is examined with a solar simulator, and the highest energy conversion efficiency of 8.87% is achieved with the addition of 11 wt.% CNT. All GPE samples are found to follow Arrhenius model with temperature- dependent ionic conductivity testing. Structural properties are also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier- transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. . . . Keywords Gel polymer electrolyte PAN Carbon nanotube Dye-sensitized solar cell Introduction the prominent solar cell prototypes and was extensively re- ported in the literature compared to other types or generations Electricity has become one of the most basic needs in the of solar cells. Unlike conventional solar cells with expensive modern age, after water, food, shelter, and clothing. It has printed silicon wafers, DSSC offers several advantages such made our life much easier or more comfortable by energizing as low in cost,
Ionics – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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