Dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated with black raspberry, black carrot and rosella juice

Tekerek S., Kudret A., Alver U.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.85, no.10, pp.1469-1476, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12648-011-0166-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1469-1476
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In this work, dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC's) were constructed from black raspberry (Rubus Ideaus), black carrot (Daucuscarota L.) and rosella juice (Hibiscus Sabdariffa L.). In order to fabricate a DSSC the fluorine-doped tin (IV) oxide (FTO) thin films obtained by using spray pyrolysis technique were used as a substrate. TiO(2) films on FTO layers were prepared by doctor-blading technique. Platinum-coated counter electrode and liquid Iodide/Iodine electrolyte solution were used to fabricate DSSC's. The efficiencies of solar cells produced with black carrot, rosella and black raspberry juice were calculated as 0.25%, 0.16% and 0.16% respectively, under a sunny day in KahramanmaraAY-Turkey.