Photomodulated Voltammetry of Iodide/Triiodide Redox Electrolytes and Its Relevance to Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
2011 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, ISSN 1948-7185, Vol. 2, no 24, 3016-3020 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Photomodulated voltammetry was used to determine the redox potentials of the diiodide radical (I(2)(-center dot)) in water, acetonitrile, and 3-methoxypropionitrile. Iodide/triiodide redox electrolytes were exposed to modulated blue light, resulting in I(2)(-center dot) generation. Using transparent fluorine-doped tinoxide (FTO) electrodes, two modulated photocurrent waves could be discerned in the voltammogram, from which the formal potentials for oxidation and reduction reactions of the diiodide radical were determined. E(0)'(I(2)(-center dot)/I(-)) was found to be +0.79 and +1.04 V versus NHE in acetonitrile and water, respectively. These values give guidelines for E(0)'(D(+)/D) required for efficient regeneration of dyes used in dye-sensitized solar cells.
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2011. Vol. 2, no 24, 3016-3020 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167200DOI: 10.1021/jz2014314ISI: 000298215000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-167200DiVA: diva2:481883