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Properties and Performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Using Beta Vulgaris

S. Sakthivel1, V. Baskaran2 and S. Mahenthiran3

1-3Thin film Physics and Nano Science Laboratory, PG and Research Department of Physics, Rajah Serfoji Govt., College (Autonomous), Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, INDIA. Sakthivel.sunmugam@yahoo.com;bass.physikz@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

Dye sensitized solar cells were fabricated using natural dyes extracted from beetroot. The ZnO nanorod working electrode has been prepared by simple hydrothermal method. The crystallinity and morphology of the prepared electrode has been studied using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. The effect of natural dye extract temperature, pH of the dye and the solvent used for dye preparation on the solar cell characteristics have been studied. The efficiency of beetroot extract sensitized ZnO nanorod solar cells are found to be value of 0.69% at 500 C in ethanol better than the other solvents using methanol

Keywords : Beta vulgaris, X-ray diffraction, ZnO Nanorods, Natural DSSC, ITO