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Accession Number ADA570684
Title Novel Nanocomposite Materials for Solar Cell Fabrication.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author D. Roy J. McLaughlin S. Krishnan
Abstract This project involves the synthesis and characterization of novel ionic liquid (IL) electrolytes for high-performance dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Since most commonly used organic liquid electrolytes of DSSCs are volatile and flammable, they limit the long-term stability and high temperature operations of these cells. In our present work, we have addressed these issues through the development of non-volatile, non-flammable and polymerizable IL electrolytes. Our IL characterization efforts have focused on thermo-physical and electrochemical properties that are relevant for DSSC-specific applications. Computer simulations have also been performed to understand the structural properties of the new electrolytes/nano-composite systems.
Keywords Composite materials
Electrolytes
Flammability
Iodides
Kinetics
Least squares method
Nanomaterials
Solar cells
Spectroscopy
Volatility
Voltammetry

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97I - Electric Power Production
71F - Composite Materials
Corporate Author Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number W911NF-05-1-0339

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