Organic sensitization of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide thin films for photovoltaic applications

Siti Kudnie, Sahari and Erdawaty, Binti Mohd Jaafar and Muhammad, Kashif and Low, Foo W. and Hoa, Nguyen D. and Awais, Ahmad and Anees, Abbas and Muhammad, Shafa and Ahsanulhaq, Qurashi (2021) Organic sensitization of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide thin films for photovoltaic applications. International Journal of Energy Research. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0363-907X

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Abstract

In this work, a new organic compound (K-Azo) was introduced to enhance the electrical and optical performance of graphene oxide (GO) and reduced GO (rGO) nanostructured films. The improved and modified chemical vapour method was employed for the synthesis of GO and rGO. The photophysical characterization of thin films was performed by applying analytical techniques including X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, ultraviolet-visible, and Raman spectroscopy. The electrical properties (I-V characteristic) of GO and rGO thin films displayed higher conductivity which was 4.07 × 10−7 and 1.10 × 10−3 S/cm, respectively in the presence of organic sensitizer. However, GO and rGO thin films showed 9.91 × 10−7 and 6.17 × 10−4 S/cm, respectively in the absence of K-Azo sensitizer. Optical and electrical investigations indicated that the characteristics of GO and rGO were improved due to the presence of organic sensitizer. The longrange π-electron delocalization in organic sensitizer contributed to higher conductivity for potential photovoltaic solar cell applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrical properties, graphene oxide (GO), organic sensitizer, optical properties, photovoltaic (PV), reduced graphene oxide (rGO), solar cells.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Sahari
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 07:59
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:30
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34395

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