A dye sensitized solar cell using natural counter electrode and natural dye derived from mangosteen peel waste. Maiaugree, W.; Lowpa, S.; Towannang, M.; Rutphonsan, P.; Tangtrakarn, A.; Pimanpang, S.; Maiaugree, P.; Ratchapolthavisin, N.; Sang-Aroon, W.; Jarernboon, W.; and Amornkitbamrung, V. 5:15230, 10, 2015.
A dye sensitized solar cell using natural counter electrode and natural dye derived from mangosteen peel waste. [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Mangosteen peel is an inedible portion of a fruit. We are interested in using these residues as components of a dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Carbonized mangosteen peel was used with mangosteen peel dye as a natural counter electrode and a natural photosensitizer, respectively. A distinctive mesoporous honeycomb-like carbon structure with a rough nanoscale surface was found in carbonized mangosteen peels. The efficiency of a dye sensitized solar cell using carbonized mangosteen peel was compared to that of DSSCs with Pt and PEDOT-PSS counter electrodes. The highest solar conversion efficiency (2.63%) was obtained when using carbonized mangosteen peel and an organic disulfide/thiolate (T2/T(-)) electrolyte.
@article{Maiaugree-2015-ID161,
  title     = {A dye sensitized solar cell using natural counter electrode and natural dye
               derived from mangosteen peel waste.},
  abstract  = {Mangosteen peel is an inedible portion of a fruit. We are interested in
               using these residues as components of a dye sensitized solar cell ({DSSC}).
               Carbonized mangosteen peel was used with mangosteen peel dye as a natural
               counter electrode and a natural photosensitizer, respectively. A
               distinctive mesoporous honeycomb-like carbon structure with a rough
               nanoscale surface was found in carbonized mangosteen peels. The efficiency
               of a dye sensitized solar cell using carbonized mangosteen peel was
               compared to that of {DSSC}s with Pt and {PEDOT}-{PSS} counter electrodes.
               The highest solar conversion efficiency (2.63\%) was obtained when using
               carbonized mangosteen peel and an organic disulfide/thiolate (T2/T(-))
               electrolyte.},
  author    = {Maiaugree, Wasan and Lowpa, Seksan and Towannang, Madsakorn and Rutphonsan,
               Phikun and Tangtrakarn, Apishok and Pimanpang, Samuk and Maiaugree, Prapen
               and Ratchapolthavisin, Nattawat and Sang-Aroon, Wichien and Jarernboon,
               Wirat and Amornkitbamrung, Vittaya},
  volume    = {5},
  pages     = {15230},
  year      = {2015},
  month     = {10},
  url       = {https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26458745},
  pmcid     = {4602286},
  pmid      = {26458745},
  doi       = {10.1038/srep15230},
  file      = {FULLTEXT:pdfs/000/000/000000161.pdf:PDF}
}
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