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Ethynyl-linked push-pull porphyrin hetero-dimers for near-IR dye-sensitized solar cells: photovoltaic performances versus excited-state dynamics.
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PMID:  23138644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ethynyl-linked porphyrin hetero-dimers substituted by a series of electron donors, namely, bis(4-methoxyphenyl)amino (), bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)amino () and 3,6-di-tert-butylcarbazol-9-yl () as well as a reference dimer with a non-donor moiety (3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl, ) have been synthesized to systematically investigate the influence of donor introduction on the photovoltaic performances of near-IR dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with these sensitizers incorporated. Despite the expected bathochromic shift and intensification of long-wavelength absorption bands as well as elevated LUMO levels and thus increased electron injection driving forces, the substitution of diphenylamino groups ( and ) with stronger electron-donating abilities gave rise to surprising mediocrity in the short-circuit photocurrent densities (J(sc)), leading to overall energy conversion efficiencies in the order (3.94%) < (4.57%) < (4.83%) < (5.21%). A study of the in situ fluorescent behavior of these sensitizers revealed that for all the sensitizers, excited-state lifetimes were significantly shortened in the simulated DSC environment compared to those in a free solution. showed the shortest intrinsic in situ lifetime while showed the longest one. These results were correlated with the photovoltaic performances, which is required for a better understanding and further design of porphyrin array sensitizers.
Yizhu Liu; Hong Lin; Jianbao Li; Joanne Ting Dy; Koichi Tamaki; Jotaro Nakazaki; Daisuke Nakayama; Chie Nishiyama; Satoshi Uchida; Takaya Kubo; Hiroshi Segawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 100084, Beijing, PR China.
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