Preparation and Characterization of Murraya Koenigii Dye for Solar Cell Applications

  • Prabu.K.M Department of Physics, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science college, Katteri, Uthangarai, 635207, Tamil Nadu, (INDIA)
  • Venkatesh.G Department of Physics, AVS college of Arts and Science, Salem
  • Anbarasan.P.M Department of Physics, Periyar University, Salem - 636 011, Tamil Nadu, (INDIA)
  • Akila.K Department of Physics, Pachamuthu College of Arts & Science, Dharmapuri. E-mail: svmprabu@gmail.com
Keywords: Murraya Koenigii dye, UV-Visible, PL and FT-IR

Abstract

Natural dye-sensitized have gained considerable attention in the field of solar energy due to their simple fabrication, good efficiency, and low production cost. Natural dyes are environmentally and economically superior to ruthenium-based dyes because they are nontoxic and cheap. However, the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells based on natural dyes is low. One way to improve the DSSC performance is to enhance the absorptive of extracted natural dyes. We investigated the influence of various factors in the extraction process, such as utilization of different extraction approaches, the acidity of extraction solvent, and different compounds of solvents on the optical absorption spectra. It was found that we could considerably enhance the optical absorptivity of dye and consequently the performance of DSSC by choosing a proper mixture of ethanol, methanol and water. In this paper we investigate the optical absorption, functional group, band gap analysis of Murraya Koenigii dye extract by using UV-Visible, PL and FT-IR studies.

Published
2016-05-30