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Light absorption in silicon quantum dots embedded in silica
The photon absorption in Si quantum dots (QDs) embedded in SiO2 has been systematically investigated by varying several parameters of the QD synthesis. Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor depositionExpand
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Electrochemical Assessment of the Band-Edge Positioning in Shape-Tailored TiO2-Nanorod-Based Photoelectrodes for Dye Solar Cells
Three families of linear shaped TiO2 anatase nanocrystals with variable aspect ratio (4, 8, 16) and two sets of branched TiO2 anatase nanocrystals (in the form of open-framework sheaf-like nanorodsExpand
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Highly stable gel electrolytes for dye solar cells based on chemically engineered polymethacrylic hosts.
Four different species of ionically conductive polymers were synthesized and successfully implemented to formulate novel quasi-solid electrolytes for dye solar cells. A power conversion efficiencyExpand
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Enhancing dye-sensitized solar cell performances by molecular engineering: highly efficient π-extended organic sensitizers.
This study deals with the synthesis and characterization of two π-extended organic sensitizers (G1 and G2) for applications in dye-sensitized solar cells. The materials are designed with a D-A-π-AExpand
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Beneficial Role of a Bulky Donor Moiety in π-Extended Organic Dyes for Mesoscopic TiO2 Sensitized Solar Cells
This paper reports the spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of two π-extended D–A−π–A organic dyes, G1 and G2, along with a comparison with their donor-free congeners, DTB-T and DTB-B.Expand
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An engineered co-sensitization system for highly efficient dye solar cells.
Novel co-sensitizers have been structurally tailored and implemented in multi-sensitized devices demonstrating synergic efficiency enhancement attributable to improved light-harvesting as well asExpand
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Iodopropyl-branched polysiloxane gel electrolytes with improved ionic conductivity upon cross-linking.
We here report the implementation of poly[(3-N-methylimidazoliumpropyl)methylsiloxane-co-dimethylsiloxane]iodides as suitable polymeric hosts for a novel class of in situ cross-linkableExpand
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TiO2 nanorod-based photoelectrodes for dye solar cells with tunable morphological features
The ability to create photoanodes in which the structural and morphological features of the underlying TiO2 nanocrystalline constituents provide a tailored nanotexture with a higher degree ofExpand
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Optical properties of silicon rich oxides
Thermally treated silicon rich oxides (SRO) used as starting material for the fabrication of silicon nanodots represent the basis of tunable bandgap nanostructured materials for optoelectronic andExpand
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