Magnetic and optical effects in TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells

M, Kannan U and Jammalamadaka, S Narayana (2018) Magnetic and optical effects in TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells. In: AIP Conference Proceedings.

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We report on the magnetic effects on the solar cell efficiency of TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The strong spin orbit coupling of rare earth Ho3+ ions introduced by the addition of Ho2O3 into the photoanode resulted in a 28% enhancement in the power conversion efficiency of DSSC. Such an enhancement in the efficiency may be attributed to the improved lifetime of photo generated excitons as a result of the accelerated intersystem crossing phenomenon. This observation is supported by our photoluminescence (PL) measurements where we could observe a decrease in the photo emission intensity with the addition of Ho2O3. In addition, we have used a low magnetic field of 100 Oe to further enhance the overall efficiency to 5.6%, which in turn proves that the Lorentz force plays a significant role in magnetic field controlled charge transport in DSSC. Finally, we have carried out a transfer matrix model based theoretical simulation for studying the optical properties of the multilayer device stack.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 09:56
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