So I've been experimenting with this new type of solar cell known as a dye sesitized solar cells which are basically two layers of a powder stained with a dye. The first layer is composed of titanium dioxide stained with anthosynin dye (raspberry juice), forming the p type semiconductor that goes on top in your standard silicon cells. The second layer is a layer of carbon coated with iodine for the dye, this forms the n type semiconductor. In an earlier instructable I made another cell using two glass slides for the shell that the two semiconductors are sandwiched between, but I later learned that it dosent need to be glass it can be plastic so I tried to make one with two pieces of plastic which I got from a container that once held deli meat, it's perfectly clear so I decided to use it for my cell. So I assembled another one and it worked, the best part about it is that I was able to bend it with ease and it still produced electricity. The link to my earlier instructable is here http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-ce...
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- WIre cutter
- A small container
- A tea candle
- Liquid iodine
- Sun screen (SPF 90)
- Two pieces of plastic cut as shone
- Two pieces of aluminum cut as shone
- Raspberries, blue berries, or black berries
take the first aluminum piece and glue it to the first piece of plastic, this is what our p type semiconductor will be made on