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Metal-free organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells: from structure: property relationships to design rules.
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PMID:  19294671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) have attracted considerable attention in recent years as they offer the possibility of low-cost conversion of photovoltaic energy. This Review focuses on recent advances in molecular design and technological aspects of metal-free organic dyes for applications in dye-sensitized solar cells. Special attention has been paid to the design principles of these dyes and on the effect of various electrolyte systems. Cosensitization, an emerging technique to extend the absorption range, is also discussed as a way to improve the performance of the device. In addition, we report on inverted dyes for photocathodes, which constitutes a relatively new approach for the production of tandem cells. Special consideration has been paid to the correlation between the molecular structure and physical properties to their performance in DSSCs.
Authors:
Amaresh Mishra; Markus K R Fischer; Peter Bäuerle
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1521-3773     ISO Abbreviation:  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-30     Completed Date:  2009-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370543     Medline TA:  Angew Chem Int Ed Engl     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2474-99     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany.
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