Perovskite Solar Cells and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

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 concentrating to develop high efficiency and environmental friendly  DSSC/Pervoskite cells to fulfill the future energy demand in the world.

More details: Piyasiri Ekanayake.

Selected Publications

  • La modified TiO2 photoanode and its effect on DSSC performance: A comparative study of doping and surface treatment on deep and surface charge trapping, Ako Rajour Tanyi, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Ai Ling Tan, David James Young, Materials Chemistry and Physics (2016), In Press, DOI 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.12.066
  • Efficiency enhancement of Ixora floral dye sensitized solar cell by diminishing the pigments Interactions, N T R N Kumara, Milošs Petrovic, Anna Marie Yong, Chellappan Vijila, Mohammad Iskandar Petra; R.L.N. Chandrakanthi, Chee Ming Lim, Jonathan Hobley, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Solar Energy  (2015), 117 C, 36-45, DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.04.019
  • Efficient Star-Shaped Hole Transporting Materials with Diphenylethenyl Side Arms for an Efficient Perosvkite Solar Cell Hyeju Choi, Sojin Park, Sanghyun Paek, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Jaejung Ko Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 19136–19140,  DOI: 10.1039/C4TA04179H