• Preparation of natural dyes from salvia and spathodea for TiO$_2$-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and their electrochemical impedance spectroscopic study under light and dark conditions

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      Dye-sensitized solar cell; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; photo-electrochemical properties.

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      In this research investigation, natural dyes have been prepared from salvia and spathodea flowers for dyesensitized solar cells (DSSCs). TiO$_2$ nanosphere-based thin films were prepared using the doctor blade method and the natural dyes were loaded on TiO$_2$ nanospheres. The electrochemical and photoelectrochemical properties were studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and $J–V$ measurement, respectively. This study has been used for device fabrication. The results show that the fabricated dye improves efficiency of solar cells. Electrochemical properties were studied under dark and light conditions and the optical properties of TiO$_2$-based DSSCs were also studied. The efficiency of solar cells increases by using the fabricated natural dyes. As far as the advantage of using natural dyes is concerned, they can be beneficial for future bio-photovoltaic technology.

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      1. Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Satara 415002, India
      2. Division of Physics and Semiconductor Science, Dongguk University, Seoul 04620, South Korea
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