Use of organic materials in dye-sensitized solar cells

Chuan Pei Lee, Chun Ting Li, Kuo Chuan Ho*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In the last two decades, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted more attention as an efficient alternative to economical photovoltaic devices, and the highest efficiency record has increased from ∼7% to ∼14%. To be more competitive in the solar cell markets, various organic materials are investigated and used in DSSCs to improve the cell efficiency, enhance the cell durability, and reduce the cost of production. In this review article, we provide a short review on the organic materials used for the preparation of photoanodes (including metal element-free organic dye sensitizers), quasi/all-solid-state electrolytes, and metal element-free electrocatalytic films in DSSCs with the cell efficiencies of >5%. Finally, the future perspectives for DSSCs are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-283
Number of pages17
JournalMaterials Today
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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