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b S Supporting Information ' INTRODUCTION Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have displayed significant potential to compete with silicon-based cells in the future. 1 Conventional DSCs rely on a high-surface-area, nanoparticulate TiO 2 framework, chemisorbed with a monolayer of high molar extinction dye to harvest the majority of incoming photons. O'Regan… (More)
Changes in the composition of the electrolyte are known to affect the parameters that determine the performance of dye solar cells. This paper describes a robust method for the analysis of the photovoltage in dye solar cells. The method focuses on the study of recombination resistance and chemical capacitance of TiO2 obtained from impedance spectroscopy.… (More)
Three alkoxy-wrapped push-pull porphyrins were designed and synthesized for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications. Spectral, electrochemical, photovoltaic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy properties of these porphyrin sensitizers were well investigated to provide evidence for the molecular design.
In the standard solar cell technologies such as crystalline silicon and cadmium telluride, increments of temperature in the cell produce large variations in the energy conversion efficiency, which decreases at a constant rate. In dye solar cells the efficiency remains roughly constant with a maximum at around 30-40 °C and further decays above this… (More)
We fabricated perovskite solar cells using a triple-layer of n-type doped, intrinsic, and p-type doped 2,2',7,7'-tetrakis(N,N'-di-p-methoxyphenylamine)-9,9'-spirobifluorene (spiro-OMeTAD) (n-i-p) as hole transport layer (HTL) by vacuum evaporation. The doping concentration for n-type doped spiro-OMeTAD was optimized to adjust the highest occupied molecular… (More)
The rapid rise of power conversion efficiency (PCE) of low cost organometal halide perovskite solar cells suggests that these cells are a promising alternative to conventional photovoltaic technology. However, anomalous hysteresis and unsatisfactory stability hinder the industrialization of perovskite solar cells. Interface engineering is of importance for… (More)
Low-bandgap diketopyrrolopyrrole-and carbazole-based polymer bulk-heterojunction solar cells exhibit much faster charge carrier recombination kinetics than that encountered for less-recombining poly(3-hexylthiophene). Solar cells comprising these polymers exhibit energy losses caused by carrier recombination of approximately 100 mV, expressed as reduction… (More)