How To: Make a dye-sensitized solar cell with titanium dioxide and anthocyanin

Make a dye-sensitized solar cell with titanium dioxide and anthocyanin

Discover the power of raspberries! Literally. In this NurdRage science video, learn how some crushed raspberries and some titanium dioxide (TiO2) can create a powered dye-sensitized solar cell. Inside a raspberry is something called anthocyanin, which is a flavonoid pigment. Commercially purchased solar cells are way more powerful than this DIY solar cell, but with a little improvement, who knows. Nurd Rage also lets you know how this works.

The indium tin oxide glass was purchased from Delta Technologies, and the titanium dioxide (anatase type) and potassium iodide and iodine were purchased from Alfa Aesar.

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