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dc.contributor.authorBandara, T. M. W. J.-
dc.contributor.authorGunathilake, S. M. S.-
dc.contributor.authorNishshanke, G. B. M. M. M.-
dc.description.abstracthe effect of the thickness of a multilayer TiO2 photoanode on the performance of a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) made with a polyethylene oxide-based gel polymer electrolyte containing ternary iodides and performance enhancer 4-tert-butylpyridine is studied. Multilayer photoanodes consisting of up to seven layers of TiO2 nano-particles (13 nm and 21 nm) are prepared by spin coating of successive layers. XRD results confirm the predominant presence of the anatase phase of TiO2 in the multilayer structure after sintering. The SEM images reveal the formation of a single TiO2 film upon sintering due to merging of individually deposited layers. The photocurrent density (JSC) and the efficiency increase with the number of TiO2 layers exhibiting the maximum efficiency and JSC of 5.5% and 12.5 mA cm−2, respectively, for the 5-layered electrode of total thickness 4.0 µm with a 9.66 × 10–8 mol cm−2 surface dye
dc.titleEfficiency enhancement and chrono-photoelectron generation in dye-sensitized solar cells based on spin-coated TiO2 nanoparticle multilayer photoanodes and a ternary iodide gel polymer electrolytevi
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