Performance Of Pandan Leaf Pigment For Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (Dssc): Effect Of Dye Extraction Temperature

Mohamad Rodhi Faiz, Ahmad Fahmi


In Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), the dye sensitizer plays the key role. Dye-sensitizer embedded in TiO2 will be able to absorb visible light up to approximately 800 nm and the energy conversion efficiency increase. In this study provides performance of pandan leaf pigment for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC).  The dye from pandan leaf pigment was extracted using distilled water solvent with various temperature, then investigated the absorption spectrum using UV-Vis spectroscopy.  The extracted dye was adsorbed onto the surface of TiO2 based on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. The inhibition of crystallinity of TiO2 was likewise investigated by X-ray analysis.

Full Text:



B. O’Regan and M. Gratzel, “A low-cost, high-efficiency solar-cell based on dye sensitized colloidal TiO2 films,” Nature, vol. 353, no. 40, p. 737, 1991.

M. Grätzel, “Dye-sensitized solar cells,” Photochem. Photobiol., vol. 4, pp. 145–153, 2003.

M. Grätzel, “Conversion of sunlight to electric power by nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells,” Photochem. Photobiol., vol. 164, pp. 3–14, 2004.

M. Murugiah, J. Hashim, U. Nirmal, and M. Yuhazri, “Synthesis and fabrication of an Effectual Dye Sensitized Solar Cell,” Glob. Eng. Technol. Rev., pp. 9–15, 2010.

L. B. Modesto-lopez, E. J. Thimsen, A. M. Collins, E. Blankenship, and P. Biswas, “Electrospray-assisted characterization and deposition of chlorosomes to fabricate a biomimetic light-harvesting device,” Energy Environ. Sci., pp. 216–222, 2010.

P. Bouit, M. Marszalek, R. Humphry-baker, R. Viruela, E. Ortí, S. M. Zakeeruddin, and M. Grätzel, “Donor-p-Acceptors Containing the 10-(1,3-Dithiol-2-ylidene)anthracene Unit for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,” Chem. a Eur. J., pp. 1–10, 2012.

X. Wang and H. Tamiaki, “Cyclic tetrapyrrole based molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Energy Environ. Sci., pp. 94–106, 2010.

S. Ganesan, B. Muthuraaman, V. Mathew, J. Madhavan, P. Ã. Maruthamuthu, and S. A. Suthanthiraraj, “Performance of a new polymer electrolyte incorporated with diphenylamine in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell,” Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, vol. 92, pp. 1718–1722, 2008.

N. T. M. Rosana, D. Joshuaamarnath, K. L. V. Joseph, and S. Anandan, “Mixed Dye From Nerium Oleander and Hibiscus Flowers as a Photosensitizer in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells,” Int. J. ChemTech, vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 5022–5026, 2014.

H. Chang and Y. Lo, “Pomegranate leaves and mulberry fruit as natural sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Sol. Energy, vol. 84, no. 10, pp. 1833–1837, 2010.

P. Luo, H. Niu, G. Zheng, X. Bai, M. Zhang, and W. Wang, “From salmon pink to blue natural sensitizers for solar cells : Canna indica L ., Salvia splendens , cowberry and Solanum nigrum L .,” Spectrochim. Acta, vol. 74, pp. 936–942, 2009.

K. V Hemalatha, S. N. Karthick, C. J. Raj, N. Hong, S. Kim, and H. Kim, “Performance of Kerria japonica and Rosa chinensis flower dyes as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Spectrochim. ACTA, vol. 96, pp. 305–309, 2012.

N. T. R. N. Kumara, P. Ekanayake, A. Lim, L. Yu, C. Liew, M. Iskandar, L. Chee, and G. K. R. Senadeera, “Layered co-sensitization for enhancement of conversion efficiency of natural dye sensitized solar cells,” J. Alloys Compd., vol. 581, pp. 186–191, 2013.

S. Shalini, R. Balasundara, S. Prasanna, T. K. Mallick, and S. Senthilarasu, “Review on natural dye sensitized solar cells : Operation , materials and methods,” Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev., vol. 51, pp. 1306–1325, 2015.

R. Syafinar, N. Gomesh, M. Irwanto, M. Fareq, and Y. M. Irwan, “Chlorophyll Pigments as Nature Based Dye for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell ( DSSC ),” Energy Procedia, vol. 79, pp. 896–902, 2015.

M. A. M. Al-alwani, A. Bakar, A. Amir, H. Kadhum, and N. A. Ludin, “Effect of solvents on the extraction of natural pigments and adsorption onto TiO 2 for dye-sensitized solar cell applications,” Spectrochim. ACTA, vol. 138, pp. 130–137, 2015.

H. S. Park, N. G. Im, and K. H. Kim, “Extraction behaviors of caffeine and chlorophylls in supercritical decaffeination of green tea leaves,” LWT - Food Sci. Technol., vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 73–78, 2012.

N. Koca, F. Karadeniz, and H. S. Burdurlu, “Effect of pH on chlorophyll degradation and colour loss in blanched green peas,” Food Chem., vol. 100, pp. 609–615, 2006.


  • There are currently no refbacks.