High efficiency solid-state sensitized heterojunction photovoltaic device

Mingkui Wang, Jingyuan Liu, Ngoc-Le Cevey-Ha, Soo-Jin Moon, Paul Liska, Robin Humphry-Baker, Jacques-E. Moser, Carole Grätzel, Peng Wang, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin

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    The high molar extinction coefficient heteroleptic ruthenium dye, NaRu(4,4′-bis(5-(hexylthio)thiophen-2-yl)-2,2′-bipyridine) (4-carboxylic acid-4′-carboxylate-2,2′-bipyridine) (NCS) 2, exhibits certified 5% electric power conversion efficiency at AM 1.5 solar irradiation (100 mW cm-2) in a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell using 2,2′,7,7′-tetrakis-(N,N-di-pmethoxyphenylamine)-9, 9′-spirobifluorene (spiro-MeOTAD) as the organic hole-transporting material. This demonstration elucidates a class of photovoltaic devices with potential for low-cost power generation. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)169-174
    Number of pages6
    JournalNano Today
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jun 2010

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    Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged. PW and JL thank the National Key Scientific Program (No. 2007CB936700) for the financial support. We are grateful to Mr. P. Comte for TiO2 nanoparticles preparations and Mr. Jean-David Decoppet for helping in performing the NREL measurements.
    This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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