Santhanamoorthi Nachimuthu

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A series of organic sensitizers based on different configurations such as D-π-A, D-[π]n-A, D-π-[A]n, [D]n-π-A, D-π-A-π-D, D-π-[A]n-π-D and D-[π-A]n-π-D (where n = 1-4) are designed using theoretical methods. The effects of repeating π-linker, donor-acceptor moieties and the substitution of additional donor-acceptor moieties on the optoelectronic properties(More)
We have designed a new set of D-π-A type organic dye sensitizers with different acceptor and anchoring groups, and systematically investigated their optoelectronic properties for efficient dye sensitized solar cell applications. Particularly, we have focused on the effects of anchoring groups on the dye aggregation phenomenon. TDDFT results indicate that(More)
We proposed a new solid state material for hydrogen storage, which consists of a combination of both transition and alkaline earth metal atoms decorating a boron-doped graphene surface. Hydrogen adsorption and desorption on this material was investigated using density functional theory calculations. We find that the diffusion barriers for H atom migration(More)
The development of ruthenium dye-sensitizers with highly effective metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) characteristics and narrowed transition energy gaps are essential for the new generation of dye-sensitized solar cells. Here, we designed a novel anchoring ligand by inserting the cyanovinyl-branches inside the anchoring ligands of selected highly(More)
Determining an ideal adsorption configuration for a dye on the semiconductor surface is an important task in improving the overall efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. Here, we present a detailed investigation of different adsorption configurations of designed model dyes on TiO2 anatase (101) surface using first principles methods. Particularly, we(More)
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