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Developments in and prospects for photocathodic and tandem dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract


  • Third generation photovoltaics are based on the concept of providing high conversion efficiencies with low device production costs. As such, second generation concepts, such as Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs), serve as a good starting point for the development of these new devices. Tandem DSC devices are one example of such a concept, and can be constructed using two photoactive electrodes (one photoanode and one photocathode) inside the one cavity, increasing the theoretical efficiency limit by around 50% as compared to the conventional design. As there has been substantial effort devoted to the development of n-type DSCs, the focus of researchers investigating tandem DSCs has been to create high performance p-type systems, which operate by an analogous, but inverted, mechanism to n-type DSCs.

Authors


  •   Nattestad, Andrew
  •   Perera, Ishanie (external author)
  •   Spiccia, Leone (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Nattestad, A., Perera, I. & Spiccia, L. (2016). Developments in and prospects for photocathodic and tandem dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemical Reviews, 28 44-71.

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  • 2-s2.0-84985018901

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3156&context=aiimpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2135

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Number Of Pages


  • 27

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 71

Volume


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • Third generation photovoltaics are based on the concept of providing high conversion efficiencies with low device production costs. As such, second generation concepts, such as Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs), serve as a good starting point for the development of these new devices. Tandem DSC devices are one example of such a concept, and can be constructed using two photoactive electrodes (one photoanode and one photocathode) inside the one cavity, increasing the theoretical efficiency limit by around 50% as compared to the conventional design. As there has been substantial effort devoted to the development of n-type DSCs, the focus of researchers investigating tandem DSCs has been to create high performance p-type systems, which operate by an analogous, but inverted, mechanism to n-type DSCs.

Authors


  •   Nattestad, Andrew
  •   Perera, Ishanie (external author)
  •   Spiccia, Leone (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Nattestad, A., Perera, I. & Spiccia, L. (2016). Developments in and prospects for photocathodic and tandem dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemical Reviews, 28 44-71.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84985018901

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3156&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2135

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 27

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 71

Volume


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands