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Towards Sustainable Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Rendondo, Ana Hernandez and Constable, Edwin C. and Housecroft, Catherine E.. (2009) Towards Sustainable Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Chimia, 63 (4). pp. 205-207.

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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are an emerging technology for the conversion of solar photons to electrical energy. Typical DSCs are based upon ruthenium complexes which act as photosensitizers for a wide band-gap semiconductor such as titanium dioxide. The low abundance of ruthenium raises issues about the sustainability of such devices. We now present promising prototype DSCs based upon copper(I) complexes.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
UniBasel Contributors:Constable, Edwin Charles
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN:0009-4293
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:08 May 2017 08:45
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 14:06

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