Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2011

Pages :   71-74

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Methylene Blue-EDTA-Sodium Lauryl Sulphate System for the Generation of Electricity in a Photogalvanic Cell



Address:   Jyoti Bharadwaj1*, Anil Ameta1, Vandana Sharma2, Amardeep Sharma2 and Mayank Sharma2
1School of Basic Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur (Rajasthan) India
2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur (Rajasthan) India
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ABSTRACT:
Methylene blue has been used as a photosensitized in photogalvanic cell for solar energy conversion. EDTA was used as an electronic donor (reductant) and sodium lauryl sulphate (surfactant) was used as an anionic micelle for greater photoejection of electrons. The photopotential and photocurrent without surfactant was found to be 692 mV and 71 mV respectively whereas with surfactant their values were found to be 744 mV and 104 µA respectively. The effect of various parameters on the electrical output of the cell has been studied. The current voltage (i-V) characteristics of the cell has also been observed. Performance of the cell was determined in dark at its power point.
KEYWORDS:
Methylene blue dye, EDTA, sodium lauryl sulphate, photogalvanic cell.
Cite:
Jyoti Bharadwaj, Anil Ameta, Vandana Sharma, Amardeep Sharma, Mayank Sharma. Methylene Blue-EDTA-Sodium Lauryl Sulphate System for the Generation of Electricity in a Photogalvanic Cell. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(1): January 2011; Page 71-74.
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