Solar Energy Capture Materials
CHAPTER 3: Dye-sensitised Solar Cells
Published:19 Aug 2019
H. Tian, J. Gardner, T. Edvinsson, P. B. Pati, J. Cong, B. Xu, ... E. M. Barea, in Solar Energy Capture Materials, ed. E. A. Gibson, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, pp. 89-152.
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Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) have been recognised and rapidly developed as one of the third generation of photovoltaic technologies over the past three decades. This chapter describes the scientific history, working principles, development and mechanistic understanding of each component in the device, in addition to some of the key techniques used to study DSSCs, such as transient absorption spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. We hope that this chapter will be useful for people who are interested in the applications of chemistry in renewable energy conversion.