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Study of Photogalvanic Effect in Photogalvanic Cell containing Mixed Surfactant (NaLS CTAB), Methylene blue as a Photosensitizer and Xylose as Reductant

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Photochemistry Laboratroy, Department of Chemistry, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342001, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 20-25, March,18 (2013)

Abstract

Photogalvanic effect was studied in a photogalvanic cell containing methylene blue-xylose-NaLS+CTAB system. The photopotential and photocurrent were observed 655.0 mV and 190.0 A respectively. The conversion efficiency of the system was observed 0.4326% and fill factor was determined as 0.2870. The cell performance was observed 90.0 minutes in dark. The effects of different parameters on the electrical output of the cell were observed and current-voltage (i-V) characteristics of the cell were also studied.

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