International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2528

Full Length Research Paper

Similarities between photosynthesis and the principle of operation of dye-sensitized solar cell

Efurumibe E. L.* and Asiegbu A. D
Physics Department, College of Natural and Physical Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 December 2013
  •  Published: 09 December 2013

Abstract

Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy into chemical energy and storing it in the bonds of sugar; while the operational principle of the dye-sensitized solar cell involve the absorption of light by a dye adsorbed by a photoanode. Electrons are released when the dye is illuminated. The comparison done here showed that there exist a lot of similarities between photosynthesis and the principle of operation of a dye-sensitized solar cell.

Key words: Photosynthesis, dye, solar, cell, similarities