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Title: Enhanced dye-sensitized solar cell photocurrent and efficiency using a Y-shaped, pyrazine-containing heteroaromatic sensitizer linkage

Abstract

A new approach to dye sensitized solar cells using a pyrazine-containing linkage to join two dyes to the TiO 2photoanode enhances photovoltage, photocurrent and solar efficiency.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Arizona State University; Tempe; USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production (BISfuel)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1385942
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001016
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 24; Related Information: BISfuel partners with Arizona State University.; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9076
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (fuels), photosynthesis (natural and artificial), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Watson, Brian L., Sherman, Benjamin D., Moore, Ana L., Moore, Thomas A., and Gust, Devens. Enhanced dye-sensitized solar cell photocurrent and efficiency using a Y-shaped, pyrazine-containing heteroaromatic sensitizer linkage. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/c5cp00860c.
Watson, Brian L., Sherman, Benjamin D., Moore, Ana L., Moore, Thomas A., & Gust, Devens. Enhanced dye-sensitized solar cell photocurrent and efficiency using a Y-shaped, pyrazine-containing heteroaromatic sensitizer linkage. United States. doi:10.1039/c5cp00860c.
Watson, Brian L., Sherman, Benjamin D., Moore, Ana L., Moore, Thomas A., and Gust, Devens. Thu . "Enhanced dye-sensitized solar cell photocurrent and efficiency using a Y-shaped, pyrazine-containing heteroaromatic sensitizer linkage". United States. doi:10.1039/c5cp00860c.
@article{osti_1385942,
title = {Enhanced dye-sensitized solar cell photocurrent and efficiency using a Y-shaped, pyrazine-containing heteroaromatic sensitizer linkage},
author = {Watson, Brian L. and Sherman, Benjamin D. and Moore, Ana L. and Moore, Thomas A. and Gust, Devens},
abstractNote = {A new approach to dye sensitized solar cells using a pyrazine-containing linkage to join two dyes to the TiO2photoanode enhances photovoltage, photocurrent and solar efficiency.},
doi = {10.1039/c5cp00860c},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP (Print)},
issn = {1463-9076},
number = 24,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {1}
}

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