Influence of electrolyte co-additives on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells

@inproceedings{Stergiopoulos2011InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of electrolyte co-additives on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells},
  author={Thomas Stergiopoulos and Evangelia Rozi and Chaido-Stefania Karagianni and Polycarpos Falaras},
  booktitle={Nanoscale research letters},
  year={2011}
}
The presence of specific chemical additives in the redox electrolyte results in an efficient increase of the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The most effective additives are 4-tert-butylpyridine (TBP), N-methylbenzimidazole (NMBI) and guanidinium thiocyanate (GuNCS) that are adsorbed onto the photoelectrode/electrolyte interface, thus shifting the semiconductor's conduction band edge and preventing recombination with triiodides. In a comparative work, we… CONTINUE READING