Solid state p-type dye-sensitized solar cells: Concept, experiment and mechanism

Lei Zhang, Gerrit Boschloo, Leif Hammarström, Haining Tian

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Solid state p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (p-ssDSCs) have been proposed and fabricated for the first time, using the organic dye P1 as the sensitizer on mesoporous NiO and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) as the electron conductor. The p-ssDSC has shown an impressive open circuit photovoltage of 620 mV. Femtosecond and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy has given evidence for sub-ps hole injection from the excited P1 to NiO, followed by electron transfer from P1- to PCBM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5080-5085
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 21 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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