Wearable technologies & smart materials

1A3_0106_ TEXTILE BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS WITH NATURAL DYES

Authors
  • Carsten Grassman
  • Thomas Grethe
  • Anna Krause
  • Christina Großerhode
  • Jan Lukas Storck
  • Lieva van Langenhove
  • Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer

Abstract

Natural dyes extracted from hibiscus petals, elderberries and mallow flowers were investigated in dye-sensitized solar cells. Two approaches were followed: 1. Hybrid glass/fabric cells with titanium dioxide on glass as working electrode and a textile counter electrode; 2. hybrid fabric/glass cells with zinc oxide as working electrode on textile and a glass counter electrode. The zinc oxide layer on cotton was prepared by electroless deposition whereas the titanium dioxide coated glass electrodes were obtained directly from the manufacturer. In both cases the redox couple consisted of iodine / triiodide and the counter electrode was based on an electrically conductive fabric.

Keywords: RENEWABLE ENERGY, MULTILAYER STUCTURE, ZINC OXIDE, LIGHT HARVESTING

How to Cite:

Grassman, C. & Grethe, T. & Krause, A. & Großerhode, C. & Storck, J. & van Langenhove, L. & Schwarz-Pfeiffer, A., (2019) “1A3_0106_ TEXTILE BASED DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS WITH NATURAL DYES”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
31 Jul 2019
Peer Reviewed