Polymer electrolytes based on grafted inorganic nanoparticles for dye-sensitized solar cells

Jung Tae Park, Dong Kyu Roh, Sung Hoon Ahn, Jong Hak Kim

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Inorganic nanoparticles such as TiO 2 and SiO 2 were grafted with poly(oxyethylene methacrylate) (POEM) and blended with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), 1-methyl-3-propylimidazolium iodide (MPII) and iodine (I 2O) to prepare polymer electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The effects of the grafted nanoparticles on the coordination interactions and structures of electrolytes were investigated using FT-IR spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The energy conversion efficiencies were obtained as 3.3 and 2.9% for TiO 2 and SiO 2 based electrolytes, respectively. Good interfacial contact between the electrolyte and the electrodes was also confirmed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1718-1721
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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