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Title: Carbonaceous dye-sensitized solar cell photoelectrodes
Authors: Batmunkh, Munkhbayar
Biggs, Mark J.
Shapter, J.G.
Keywords: photovoltaic cells
Dye-sensitized solar cell
Carbon particle
Carbon nanotube
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Wiley
Citation: BATMUNKH, M., BIGGS, M.J. and SHAPTER, J.G., 2015. Carbonaceous Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Photoelectrodes. Advanced Science, 2(3): 1400025.
Abstract: High photovoltaic efficiency is one of the most important keys to the commercialization of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) in the quickly growing renewable electricity generation market. The heart of the DSSC system is a wide bandgap semiconductor based photoelectrode film that helps to adsorb dye molecules and transport the injected electrons away into the electrical circuit. However, charge recombination, poor light harvesting efficiency and slow electron transport of the nanocrystalline oxide photoelectrode film are major issues in the DSSC's performance. Recently, semiconducting composites based on carbonaceous materials (carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene) have been shown to be promising materials for the photoelectrode of DSSCs due to their fascinating properties and low cost. After a brief introduction to development of nanocrystalline oxide based films, this Review outlines advancements that have been achieved in the application of carbonaceous-based materials in the photoelectrode of DSSCs and how these advancements have improved performance. In addition, several of the unsolved issues in this research area are discussed and some important future directions are also highlighted.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The support of the Australian Research Council Discovery Program (DP130101714) is gratefully acknowledged.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1002/advs.201400025
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20037
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201400025
ISSN: 2198-3844
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