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dc.contributor.advisorWei, Wei
dc.contributor.authorPatil, Kaustubh
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-06T17:14:22Z
dc.date.available2019-09-06T17:14:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.othert19037s
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/16555
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)-- Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
dc.descriptionThis thesis is embargoed till the end of August 2020.
dc.description.abstractDye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) have attracted a lot of attention from solar industries because of the low cost and high efficiency to convert energy from photo-to-electric. DSSCs mainly consist three parts, photoelectrodes (a dye-sensitized nanocrystalline semiconductor), electrolyte with redox couple and a counter-electrode. In this thesis report, a literature review was first provided to establish the background of my research. Then in the experimental section, activated carbons with KOH and microwave post-treatments were employed as counter electrodes for DSSCs. Finally, in the results and discussion section, the I-V, CV, and EIS measurement results confirm that the activated carbon counter electrode with KOH post-treatment showed higher power conversion efficiency than Pt counter electrode. This would provide a promising approach to lower the fabrication cost of DSSCs.
dc.format.extentxii, 59 pages
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.rightsCopyright 2019 by Kaustubh Patil All Rights Reserved
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertation
dc.titleActivated carbon as an inexpensive alternative for counter electrode in dye sensitized solar cells
dc.typeThesis


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