Ruthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/596734
Title:
Ruthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2
Authors:
Reynal, A. (Anna); Palomares, E. (Emilio)
Affiliation:
Teesside University, School of Science & Engineering.
Citation:
Reynal, A.; Palomares, E. (2011) 'Ruthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2' European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; 2011 (29): 4509.
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH Verlag
Journal:
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/596734
DOI:
10.1002/ejic.201100516
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejic.201100516
Abstract:
At present, one of the most studied molecular device for the conversion of sunlight into electricity is the dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC). To date, ruthenium polypyridyl complexes have shown the highest light-to-energy conversion efficiencies because of their photophysical, photochemical and electrochemical properties. In addition, the overall efficiency achieved by DSSCs is strongly dependent on the interfacial charge-transfer reactions that take place between the different components of the solar cell: the injection of electrons into the conduction band of the semiconductor by the dye, the transport of electrons through the semiconductor towards the working electrode contact, dye regeneration by the redox pair present in the electrolyte and the recombination reaction between the photoinjected electrons in the semiconductor and the oxidised species of the dye and the electrolyte. This microreview comprises: (i) the operational principles of complete functional photovoltaic devices and (ii) several synthetic methods, properties and main applications of most relevant homoleptic and heteroleptic ruthenium complexes reported in the literature.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14341948
Rights:
Publisher does not support open access. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 19/02/2016]

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dc.contributor.authorReynal, A. (Anna)en
dc.contributor.authorPalomares, E. (Emilio)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T11:59:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-19T11:59:40Zen
dc.date.issued2011-10en
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; 2011 (29): 4509.en
dc.identifier.issn14341948en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ejic.201100516en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/596734en
dc.description.abstractAt present, one of the most studied molecular device for the conversion of sunlight into electricity is the dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC). To date, ruthenium polypyridyl complexes have shown the highest light-to-energy conversion efficiencies because of their photophysical, photochemical and electrochemical properties. In addition, the overall efficiency achieved by DSSCs is strongly dependent on the interfacial charge-transfer reactions that take place between the different components of the solar cell: the injection of electrons into the conduction band of the semiconductor by the dye, the transport of electrons through the semiconductor towards the working electrode contact, dye regeneration by the redox pair present in the electrolyte and the recombination reaction between the photoinjected electrons in the semiconductor and the oxidised species of the dye and the electrolyte. This microreview comprises: (i) the operational principles of complete functional photovoltaic devices and (ii) several synthetic methods, properties and main applications of most relevant homoleptic and heteroleptic ruthenium complexes reported in the literature.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-VCH Verlagen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ejic.201100516en
dc.rightsPublisher does not support open access. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 19/02/2016]en
dc.titleRuthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University, School of Science & Engineering.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistryen
or.citation.harvardReynal, A.; Palomares, E. (2011) 'Ruthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2' European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry; 2011 (29): 4509.en
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