All-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells with high efficiency

@article{Chung2012AllsolidstateDS,
  title={All-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells with high efficiency},
  author={In Jae Chung and Byunghong Lee and Jiaqing He and R. P. H. Chang and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={485},
  pages={486-489}
}
Dye-sensitized solar cells based on titanium dioxide (TiO2) are promising low-cost alternatives to conventional solid-state photovoltaic devices based on materials such as Si, CdTe and CuIn1−xGaxSe2 (refs 1, 2). Despite offering relatively high conversion efficiencies for solar energy, typical dye-sensitized solar cells suffer from durability problems that result from their use of organic liquid electrolytes containing the iodide/tri-iodide redox couple, which causes serious problems such as… 
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