Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 2022 May 14;278:121387. Epub 2022 May 14.
Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, 45320 Islamabad, Pakistan; Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Izmir TR-35100, Turkey.
A photoactive nanohybrid material consisting of pyrocatechol violet, carminic acid and dithizone dyes functionalized silver and neodymium-doped TiO/ZnO nanostructured materials is reported here, as photoactive blend, for solid-state dye sensitized solar cell. First of all we synthesized metals (silver, neodymium) doped (TiO) Titanium oxide nanoparticles and their nanocomposites (TiO/ZnO, M-TiO/ZnO) using the sol-gel and reflux technique, respectively. The synthesized samples were then characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction Analysis (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX), and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Read More