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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Electrochemical and Structural Characterization of Polymer Gel Electrolytes Based on a PEO Copolymer and an Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquid for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Author: Freitas, FS
de Freitas, JN
Ito, BI
De Paoli, MA
Nogueira, AF
Abstract: Polymer electrolytes based on mixtures of poly(ethylene oxide-co-propylene oxide) and 1-methyl-3-propyl-imidazolium iodide (MPII) were investigated, aiming at their application in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The interactions between the copolymer and the ionic liquid were analyzed by infrared spectroscopy and (1)H NMR. The results show interactions between the ether oxygen in the polymer and the hydrogen in the imidazolium cations. The ionic conductivities, electrochemical behaviors, and thermal properties of the electrolytes containing different concentrations of MPII were investigated. The electrolyte containing 70 wt % MPII presented the highest ionic conductivity (2.4 x 10(-3) S cm(-1)) and a diffusion coefficient of 1.9 x 10(-7) cm(2) s(-1). The influence of Lil addition to the electrolytes containing different concentrations of MPII was also investigated. The DSSC assembled with the electrolyte containing 70 wt % MPII showed an efficiency of 3.84% at 100 mW cm(-2). The stability of the devices for a period of 30 days was also evaluated using sealed cells. The devices assembled with the electrolyte containing less ionic liquid showed to be more stable.
Subject: dye-sensitized solar cells
polymer gel electrolyte
ionic liquid
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Chemical Soc
Citation: Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces. Amer Chemical Soc, v. 1, n. 12, n. 2870, n. 2877, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1021/am900596x
Date Issue: 2009
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