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Soodabeh Nouri Jouybari

Soodabeh Nouri Jouybari

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Science
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Phone: 01135302480

Research

Title
A rapid method for producing highly diffuse reflective white paint as the back surface reflector in dye-sensitized solar cell
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Highly diffuse reflective white paint, Barium sulfate, Dye-sensitized solar cell, Cost-effective reflectance, Rapid method
Year
2022
Journal OPTICAL MATERIALS
DOI
Researchers Ensieh Poshtkouhian ، Soodabeh Nouri Jouybari ، Sayedeh Farimah Mousavi

Abstract

Reflective paint, fabricated from dye and pigments, has attracted considerable attention given its easy production and various applications. In this work, in a rapid process, we produced highly diffuse reflective white paint based on barium sulfate as a pigmented diffuse reflector (PDR) with 99% reflection to be used as the back surface reflector solar cells. Employing barium sulfate as pigments paves the way for fabricating cost-effective reflective paints with high durability and UV resistance. The paint was applied on the back surface of the counter electrode in a TiO2 nanoparticle-based dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) which improved the power conversion efficiency (PCE) from 3.47% (in the absence of any reflective layer) to 4.78% (in presence). The developed BaSO4 highly diffuse reflective paint can be applied to a wide range of substrate materials with different methods for various applications.