Title: Structure optimization of ruthenium photosensitizers for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells - A goal toward a "bright" future
Authors: Yin, Jen-Fu
Velayudham, Murugesan
Bhattacharya, Dibyendu
Lin, Hong-Cheu
Lu, Kuang-Lieh
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords: Ruthenium;Dye-sensitized solar cell;Photosensitizer;Solar energy conversion
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Abstract: Research on dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) is progressing at a rapid pace. The structural and electronic factors associated with ruthenium photosensitizers can have a significant effect on the performance of DSCs. This review emphasizes the recent developments and strategies employed in the structural design of ruthenium photosensitizers. The influence of molecular engineering on photophysical and electrochemical properties along with photovoltaic parameters and the efficiency of DSCs are also reviewed. Hence, drawing a correlation between the structure of photosensitizers, the properties and photovoltaic parameters of corresponding DSCs will be helpful in terms of optimizing new dyes for the generation of efficient solar cells. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2012.06.022
ISSN: 0010-8545
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.06.022
Volume: 256
Issue: 23-24
Begin Page: 3008
End Page: 3035
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