Towards better light harvesting capability for DSSC (dye sensitized solar cells) through addition of Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles

Nur Fadhilah, Emha Riyadhul Jinan Alhadi, Doty Dewi Risanti

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Abstract

The Au nanoparticles as core can increase the light harvesting due to the strong near-field effect LSPR (Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance), effectively minimized the electron recombination process and also can improve the optical absorption of the dye sensitized. Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles were prepared using SiO2 extracted from Sidoarjo mud volcano. In this work investigated the influence of pH solution and silica shell volume fraction in Au@SiO2 nanoparticles core-shell structure on DSSC loaded with Ru-based dye. From XRD characterization it was found that core-shell contains SiO2, Au, γAl2O3 and traces NaCl. UV-Vis absorption spectra of core-shell showed the position of the surface plasmon AuNP band in the range of 500-600 nm. The Au@SiO2 core-shell with volume fraction of 30ml silica has the highest peak absorbance. The enhanced light absorption is primarily attributed to the LSPR effect of the Au core. Our results on incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency indicates that the presence of SiO2 depending on its volume fraction tends to shift to longer wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Technology, ICOMMET 2017
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Innovation in Materials Science, Technology and Applications for Sustainable Future
EditorsMas Irfan P. Hidayat
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Technology: Advancing Innovation in Materials Science, Technology and Applications for Sustainable Future, ICOMMET 2017 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Oct 201731 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1945
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Technology: Advancing Innovation in Materials Science, Technology and Applications for Sustainable Future, ICOMMET 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySurabaya
Period30/10/1731/10/17

Keywords

  • Au@SiOcore-shell
  • DSSC
  • plasmonic

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