Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells

Thomas W. Hamann, Rebecca A. Jensen, Alex B F Martinson, Hal Van Ryswyk, Joseph T Hupp

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Abstract

The most efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have had essentially the same configuration (nanoparticle TiO2 sensitized with [Ru(4,4′-dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridine)2(NCS)2] in contact with I3-/I-) for the last 17 years. In this article we outline the strategies for improving each of the three major photo-relevant components of a DSSC, review literature reports consistent with these strategies and suggest future directions. Finally we explore the potential of future generation DSSCs for advancing energy-conversion performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-78
Number of pages13
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells. / Hamann, Thomas W.; Jensen, Rebecca A.; Martinson, Alex B F; Van Ryswyk, Hal; Hupp, Joseph T.

In: Energy and Environmental Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2008, p. 66-78.

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Hamann, TW, Jensen, RA, Martinson, ABF, Van Ryswyk, H & Hupp, JT 2008, 'Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 66-78. https://doi.org/10.1039/b809672d
Hamann, Thomas W. ; Jensen, Rebecca A. ; Martinson, Alex B F ; Van Ryswyk, Hal ; Hupp, Joseph T. / Advancing beyond current generation dye-sensitized solar cells. In: Energy and Environmental Science. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 66-78.
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