IIT Hyderabad develops eco-friendly solar cells using 'kumkum dye'

IIT, Hyderabad and Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumar (2019) IIT Hyderabad develops eco-friendly solar cells using 'kumkum dye'. The Week, Hyderabad.

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Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar solar cells today are made up of silicon and can be seen in the various overhead panels and other places, noted Professor Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad.

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Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumarhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-2496-9233
Item Type: Other
Subjects: General > IITH in News
Divisions: IITH Newsletter
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 04:16
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 04:16
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/5910
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