Zhong-sheng Wang

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We have developed oligothiophene-containing coumarin dyes fully functionalized for dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO(2) solar cells (DSSCs). DSSCs based on the dyes gave good performance in terms of incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency (IPCE) in the range of 400-800 nm. A solar energy-to-electricity conversion efficiency (eta) of 7.4% was(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The Zhoushan archipelago is the largest archipelago in China. It separated from the mainland about 9000 years ago due to rising sea levels and climate change. Because of the long-term influences of human activities, the original forest vegetation on the large islands has been badly damaged and its plant diversity reduced. METHODS(More)
Hainan, the second largest island of China, has the most extensive and best preserved tropical forests of this country. A network of 68 protected areas (54 of them are terrestrial) provides in situ conservation for the unique ecosystems of the island. We: (1) discuss an updated check-list of seed-plant species that are endemic to Hainan, (2) evaluate the(More)
Global conservation of plant biodiversity on tropical islands is a major priority, as approximately one third of all endangered plant species are insular endemics. Checklists can be an important first step in determining conservation priorities on islands. Hainan, the largest island in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, and therefore an international(More)
We designed and synthesized new alkyl-functionalized organic dyes, MK-1 and MK-2, for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Based on the MK-2 dye, a high performance of efficiency (eta, 7.7%; short-circuit current density Jsc = 14.0 mA cm-2, open-circuit voltage Voc = 0.74 V, and fill factor FF = 0.74) was achieved under AM 1.5 G irradiation (100 mW cm-2).(More)
We present herein a facile one-step low-temperature hydrothermal approach for in situ growth of metal selenides (Co(0.85)Se and Ni(0.85)Se) on conductive glass substrates. The as-prepared metal selenides on conductive substrates can be used directly as transparent counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) without any post-treatments. It is(More)
The charge transport characteristics of a family of long conjugated molecular wires have been studied using the scanning tunneling microscope break junction technique. The family consists of four wires ranging from 3.1 to 9.4 nm in length. The two shortest wires show highly length dependent and temperature invariant conductance behavior, whereas the longer(More)
In recent years, various single-molecule electronic components have been demonstrated. However, it remains difficult to predict accurately the conductance of a single molecule and to control the lateral coupling between the π orbitals of the molecule and the orbitals of the electrodes attached to it. This lateral coupling is well known to cause broadening(More)
Abstract In recent years, various single-molecule electronic components have been demonstrated1. However, it remains difficult to predict accurately the conductance of a single molecule and to control the lateral coupling between the π orbitals of the molecule and the orbitals of the electrodes attached to it. This lateral coupling is well known to cause(More)