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In-situ probing of H2O effects on a Ru-complex adsorbed on TiO2 using high pressure XPS
Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Kemiska sektionen, Institutionen för kemi - Ångström, Fysikalisk kemi.
Uppsala universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Fysiska sektionen, Institutionen för fysik och astronomi, Molekyl- och kondenserade materiens fysik.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230852OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-230852DiVA, id: diva2:742133
Tillgänglig från: 2014-08-31 Skapad: 2014-08-31 Senast uppdaterad: 2016-04-20
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1. Interfaces in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Studied with Photoelectron Spectroscopy at Elevated Pressures
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Interfaces in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Studied with Photoelectron Spectroscopy at Elevated Pressures
2014 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

With an increasing demand for renewable energy sources, research efforts on different solar cell technologies are increasing rapidly. The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) is one such technology, taking advantage of light absorption in dye molecules. The liquid based DSC contains several interesting and important interfaces, crucial for the understanding and development of the solar cell performance. Examples of such interfaces include dye-semiconductor, electrode-electrolyte and solute-solvent interfaces. Ultimately, complete interfaces with all these components included are of particular interest. One major challenge is to understand the key functions of these systems at an atomic level and one way to achieve this is to use an element specific and surface sensitive tool, such as photoelectron spectroscopy (PES). This thesis describes the use and development of PES for studying interfaces in the DSC.

The materials part of the thesis focuses on interfaces in DSCs studied with PES and the methodology development parts focus on methods to use PES for investigations of solvated heterogeneous interfaces of interest for photoelectrochemical systems such as the DSC. More specifically, beginning with standard vacuum techniques, dye molecules bound to a semiconductor surface have been studied in terms of energy level alignment, surface coverage and binding configuration. To increase the understanding of solvation phenomena present in the liquid DSC, liquid jet experiments have been performed in close combination with theoretical quantum calculations. As a step towards an in-situ method to measure a complete, functioning (in operando) solar cell, methodology development and measurements performed with higher sample pressures are described using new high pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy techniques (HPXPS).

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2014. s. 75
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Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 1173
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Dye-sensitized solar cells, interfaces, solvation, photoelectron spectroscopy, HPXPS, HP-HAXPES, liquid jet
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230855 (URN)978-91-554-9022-5 (ISBN)
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2014-10-17, Häggsalen, Ångström laboratory, Uppsala, 10:15 (Engelska)
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Tillgänglig från: 2014-09-25 Skapad: 2014-08-31 Senast uppdaterad: 2015-01-23

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