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Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(ii) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells

Wood, Christopher J., Robson, Kiyoshi C.D., Elliott, Paul I., Berlinguette, Curtis P. and Gibson, Elizabeth A. (2014) Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(ii) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells. RSC Advances, 4 (11). pp. 5782-5791. ISSN 2046-2069

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Abstract

A pair of ruthenium based donor-π-chromophore sensitizers (K1 and K2) have been synthesized for use in NiO based p-type dye sensitized solar cells (p-DSCs). The optical and electrochemical properties of these dyes were determined experimentally and interpreted by DFT modelling. NiO p-DSC devices incorporating these dyes gave photocurrents of 2.9 for K1 and 2.0 mA cm−2 for K2 (IPCE of 14% and 9%); this is a vast improvement on the photocurrents of p-DSC devices incorporating ‘traditional’ ruthenium sensitizers.

Graphical abstract: Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(ii) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 09:29
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 09:29
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/19939

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