Agenda • Do Now • Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Extension • DSSC dye discussion Lesson Objectives • SWBAT compare the effectiveness of different fruit juices as dyes for DSSCs. Do Now • What do you think you will observe if the dye from a different fruit does not work as well as the blackberry juice? • What is an advantage of dye-sensitized solar cells over standard solar cells? 1 Pick either blueberries and strawberries and remake the DSSC 2 Anthocyanin structure Conjugated double bond system Anthocyanins are pigments that produce many of the colors we see • Cherries • Eggplants • Red cabbage (has over 30 types of anthocyanins!) Pigments in blackberries What if you just used one of the pigments in blackberries as the dye for a DSSC? Hydrangeas • Contains anthocyanins • Color dependent on the soil pH • Acidic soil – blue flowers • Basic soil – pink/red • Slightly acidic/neutral – purple or a mix of blue and pink • Depends on species of hydrangea Post Lab Questions • 1. What differences did you observe between the blackberry cell you made yesterday and today's cell? • 2. Why are blackberries an effective source of dye? What are the essential chemical features of an effective dye? • 3. Do you think apples or raspberries would be more likely to work as a source of dye for solar cells?