Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Biotech
Publisher : CURRENT SCIENCE, INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES
Source : CURRENT SCIENCE, INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, Volume 114, Issue 11, p.2267 (2018)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Center : Biotechnology, Environmental Studies, Green Energy
Department : Physics, biotechnology
Year : 2018
Abstract : A transmission holographic grating with good storage life and diffraction efficiency is fabricated in an indigenously prepared red-sensitive photopolymer. Stability retained by the photopolymer transmission holographic grating in its diffraction efficiency upon long-term exposure to temperature indicates the suitability of the fabricated photopolymer holograms in solar applications. Holographic elements diffract different wavelengths to different regions and dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) can absorb the desired range of wavelengths from the diffracted light. Hence, we exploit this property of the holographic grating to enrich the performance of DSSCs by enhancing its input and output power, particularly under low photometric conditions. Improvement in maximum power output of DSSCs is observed in all cases, with a maximum enhancement of about 100% for the lowest level of input intensity.
Cite this Research Publication : A. B. Sreebha, Suresh, S., Dr. Sreekala C. O., and Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan, “Volume holographic gratings in acrylamide-based photopolymer to provide selective light as an added input for improving the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells”, CURRENT SCIENCE, vol. 114, no. 11, p. 2267, 2018.