Application of the Graphene

Depletion of energy resources and environmental pollution are the major constraints for the sustainability and survival of the modern technical development phase of the world. As an alternate source of renewable energy, solar energy is the most abundant source, which is easily exploitable, inexhaustible, quiet and adjustable to enormous applications. Dye-sensitized/ Pervoskite solar cells have high ability to grab the solar energy and convert it to electrical energy. Therefore, we are focusing to develop and apply novel materials such as Graphene, Nickel, Silver polymer and Palladium-silver for DSSC/Pervoskite cells to achieve high energy conversion to fulfill the future energy demand in the world.

More details: N T Roshan N Kumara.

Selected Publications

  • N. T. R. N. Kumara, Milos Petrovic, D S U Peiris, Yong Anna Marie, C. Vijila C, I. M. Petra, L. C. Ming, Jonathan Hobley, P. Ekanayake, “Efficiency enhancement of Ixora floral dye sensitized solar cell by diminishing the pigments interactions” Solar Energy, (2015) 117, pp 36-45. DOI: 10.10.16/j.solener.2015.04.019.
  • A Lim , N. T. R. N. Kumara, Ai Ling Tan, A. H. Mirza, I. M. Petra, L. C. Ming, G. K. R. Senadeera, P. Ekanayake, “Potential natural sensitizers extracted from the skin of Canarium odontophyllum fruits for dye-sensitized solar cells” Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, (2015) 138, pp. 596-602. DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2014.11.102.
  • N.T.R.N. Kumara, P. Ekanayake, A. Lim, L.L.Y. Chiang, M. Iskandar, L.C. Ming, G. Senadeera, “Layered co-sensitization for enhancement of conversion efficiency of natural dye sensitized solar cells” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, (2013) 581, pp. 186-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.07.039.