Singh, Rajinder and Kumar, Sanjeev and Bedi, R. K. and Saxena, Vibha and Aswal, D. K. and Mahajan, Aman (2018) Optimization of Ni2+ /Ni3+ ratio in reduced graphene oxide/nickel oxide nanohybrids for platinum free dye sensitized solar cells. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 123. pp. 191-197. ISSN 0022-3697

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A strategy has been explored to design a novel network of reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/nickel oxide (NiO) nanohybrids with optimized Ni2+/Ni3+ ratio for the fabrication of compact, flexible, and large area Pt-free dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The rGO/NiO nanohybrids were synthesized by a hydrothermal method and characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller analysis, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. These studies demonstrate that the rGO/NiO nanohybrids with Ni2+ rich species show high catalytic activity toward the I/I-3(-) redox reaction. This led to the fabrication of improved DSSCs with power conversion efficiency as high as 3.69% with these nanohybrids as counter electrodes in comparison with DSSC devices containing counter electrodes based on rGO (1.71%) and NiO (0.75%).

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Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 11:47
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