Investigating and studying the effects of coating converter colors with the approach of converting solar energy into electric current in solar cells on porous silica

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Arak Branch


The dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) are the third generation of solar technology that use in recent years has increased dramatically. The purpose of this research is to evaluate components of the energy efficiency of light-sensitized solar cells based on porous silica. Unique properties of porous silica substrate, such as high surface area, mechanical and thermal stability, volume and diameter of the high risk make to the solar colors (Dye Solar) Cells of this type of structure are used effectively in the context of crystalline silica dispersed porous and due to this type of substrate volume with a specific morphology, which will increase efficiency. The solar colors (Dye solar) based on a porous substrate are detected by XRD and XRF techniques and the tin oxide coating on a porous silica substrate has been studied by techniques of SEM and efficiency of solar energy components factors such as type, color, and, temperature, surface area, the coating was examined and appropriate amounts in each case was optimized.