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Title: Metal oxide-encapsulated dye-sensitized photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Abstract

Dye-sensitized semiconducting metal oxide films for photoanodes, photoanodes incorporating the films and DSCs incorporating the photoanodes are provided. Also provided are methods for making the dye sensitized semiconducting metal oxide films. The methods of making the films are based on the deposition of an encapsulating layer of a semiconducting metal oxide around the molecular anchoring groups of photosensitizing dye molecules adsorbed to a porous film of the semiconducting metal oxide. The encapsulating layer of semiconducting metal oxide is formed in such a way that it is not coated over the chromophores of the adsorbed dye molecules and, therefore, allows the dye molecules to remain electrochemically addressable.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1234500
Patent Number(s):
9,236,194
Application Number:
13/767,270
Assignee:
Northwestern University
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001059
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Hupp, Joseph T., and Son, Ho-Jin. Metal oxide-encapsulated dye-sensitized photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Hupp, Joseph T., & Son, Ho-Jin. Metal oxide-encapsulated dye-sensitized photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. United States.
Hupp, Joseph T., and Son, Ho-Jin. Tue . "Metal oxide-encapsulated dye-sensitized photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1234500.
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