Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies of Organic Chromophores with Different Energy Levels for p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Journal article, 2010

A series of donor-pi-acceptor dyes with different electron-withdrawing groups were designed and synthesized for p-type dye-sensitized Solar cells. The modification of dye structures shows significant influence on the photophysical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic performance of the dyes. DSSCs based on these dyes show maximum 63% and minimum 6% of incident monochromatic photon-to-current conversion efficiencies. The two dyes with the highest (P1) and lowest (P3) efficiencies were Studied by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, which shows a fast injection rate of more than (250 fs)(-1) for both dyes. Such fast injection corresponds to more than 90% injection efficiency. The photoinduced absorption Spectroscopy Study of sensitized NiO films in the presence of electrolyte showed poor regeneration of 113 due to all insufficient driving force. This, together with aggregation of the dye on the NiO film, explained the poor solar cell performance.

NANOSTRUCTURED

CURRENT CONVERSION EFFICIENCY

OPEN-CIRCUIT VOLTAGE

PHOTOCATHODE

DYNAMICS

DENSITY

SPECTROELECTROCHEMISTRY

ELECTRON-TRANSFER

NIO

FILMS

CHARGE-TRANSFER

Author

P. Qin

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Joanna Wiberg

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

E. A. Gibson

Uppsala University

M. Linder

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

L. Li

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

T. Brinck

Uppsala University

A. Hagfeldt

Dalian University of Technology

Bo Albinsson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

L. C. Sun

Dalian University of Technology

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

1932-7447 (ISSN) 1932-7455 (eISSN)

Vol. 114 10 4738-4748

Subject Categories

Physical Chemistry

DOI

10.1021/jp911091n

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