CoS2/RGO hybrid composites as catalysts for efficient counter electrodes in Pt-free dye-sensitized solar cell applications

V. S. Manikandan, Kesiya George, T. Govindraj, Arun thirumurugan, K. Prabakaran, R. V. Mangalaraja, M. Navaneethan

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have gained recognition as a promising indoor photovoltaic technology, drawing considerable attention for their ability to convert light into electricity. In this study, we present a straightforward one-step hydrothermal synthesis method for producing cobalt sulfide nanoparticles decorated with reduced graphene oxide (CoS2/RGO) nanocomposites, serving as an efficient counter electrode (CE) material for DSSCs. The CoS2/RGO nanocomposites exhibited a chain-like structure formed by RGO nanosheet-decorated spherical particles interconnected with CoS2. Demonstrating excellent electrocatalytic activity with a low Epp (peak-to-peak separation) value, the CoS2/RGO nanocomposites outperformed pristine CoS2 nanoparticles. Moreover, the power conversion efficiency of the CoS2/RGO hybrid structure-based CE surpassed that of the pristine CoS2 nanoparticles. These findings suggest that the facile synthesis of CoS2/RGO nanocomposites holds great promise as an electrode material for effective CEs in DSSC applications.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo819
PublicaciónJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Volumen35
N.º12
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2024
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