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Study of Photogalvanic effect in Photogalvanic cell containing mixed Surfactant (NaLS+Tween-80), Methylene blue as a Photosensitizer and Xylose as Reductant

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (ISC-2012), Pages 76-81, February,2 (2013)


Photogalvanic effect was studied in a photogalvanic cell containing methylene blue-xylose-NaLS+Tween-80 system. The photo potential and photocurrent were observed 645.0 mV and 210.0 A respectively. The conversion efficiency of the system was observed 0.5313 % and fill factor was determined as 0.3024. The cell performance was observed100.0 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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