Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
2010 (English)In: Chemical Reviews, ISSN 0009-2665, E-ISSN 1520-6890, Vol. 110, no 11, 6595-6663 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) offer the possibilities to design solar cells with a large flexibility in shape, color, and transparency. DSC research groups have been established around the world with biggest activities in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and Australia. The sun emits light with a range of wavelengths from the ultraviolet and visible to the infrared. It peaks in the visible, resembling the spectrum of a blackbody at a temperature of 5760 K. It is, however, influenced by atmospheric absorption and the position of the sun. The advent of heteroleptic ruthenium complexes furnished with an antenna function has taken the performance of the DSC to a new level. Two examples of these dyes are Z991 and C101. Compared with the classical DSC Ru dyes, their extinction coefficients are higher and the spectral response is shifted to the red. The positions of the energy levels at the oxide/dye/electrolyte interface are fundamentally important to the function of the DSC.
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2010. Vol. 110, no 11, 6595-6663 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139351DOI: 10.1021/cr900356pISI: 000284134300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139351DiVA: diva2:381047