Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2019
Volume: 14
Issue: 19
Page No. 7064 - 7068

Synthesize of Carbonate Doped TiO2 Nanomaterials to Enhance the Overall Performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Authors : Ahmed K. Al-Kamal, Mohammed Ali Abdulrehman, Ismail Ibrahim Marhoon and Jafar F. Al-Sharab

Abstract: In this study, we synthesized carbon doped TiO2 nanoparticles as anode electrode in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). TiO2 nanopowder was doped with different amount of carbon. Carbon atoms are easily to be couples with O atoms due to the small energy barrier between them in anatase phase. Doctor blade method is used to deposit thin paste of carbon doped TiO2 on FTO glass. Scanning electron microscope was used to study the microstructure of the samples as well as to confirm the existence of carbon. Also, x-ray diffraction used to identify the crystallite size and phases of the samples. The results showed that the 4% of carbon-doped TiO2 was given the best performance of DSSCs as the efficiency increased as four times as the TiO2 without doping.

How to cite this article:

Ahmed K. Al-Kamal, Mohammed Ali Abdulrehman, Ismail Ibrahim Marhoon and Jafar F. Al-Sharab, 2019. Synthesize of Carbonate Doped TiO2 Nanomaterials to Enhance the Overall Performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 7064-7068.

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