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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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JOCET 2015 Vol.3(5): 382-387 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.228

The Basic Research on the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)

Arini Nuran Binti Zulkifili, Terauchi Kento, Matsutake Daiki, and Akira Fujiki
Abstract—The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is a new type of solar cell which converts the visible light into electricity by using the photoelectrochemical system. It is based on the sensitization of the wide band gap semiconductors which is made up of a sandwich-liked structure that consists of a semiconductor formed between a photo-sensitized anode and an electrolyte. In this research, we focused on the TiO2 photoelectrode by evaluating the particle size of titania, determining the effects of molecular binder PEG towards TiO2 paste preparation, as well as the effects of natural dye by comparing the blueberry, gardenia blue and yellow and red yeast dye, and evaluating the effect of the multilayer of TiO2.

Index Terms—Dye-sensitized solar cell, nano-particles TiO2, natural coloring, polyethylene glycol (PEG).

Arini Nuran Binti Zulkifili and Fujiki Akira are with the School of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), 307 Fukasaku, Minuma Ward, Saitama City, Saitama 337-8570, Japan (e-mail:,
Terauchi Kento is with Yazaki Co., Japan.
Matsutake Daiki is with Fujitsu Tokki System Limited, Japan.


Cite:Arini Nuran Binti Zulkifili, Terauchi Kento, Matsutake Daiki, and Akira Fujiki, "The Basic Research on the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 382-387, 2015.

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