A sensitizer incorporating a heavily alkylated surface blocking indolizine donor exhibits excellent light absorption and diminished recombination rates in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). DSC device efficiencies (up to 8%) using either I-/I3- or Co(bpy)32+/3+ redox shuttles were obtained, which compare favourably to the known excellent surface coverage co-sensitization dye, D35.
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Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
A. J. H., P. B., J. S. M. and J. H. D. thank the NSF CAREER program (NSF-1455167) for supporting this work. J. S. M. thanks the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College for funding. A. Y., M. K. N. and M. G. thank European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement number: 308997 ''NanoMatCell'' and grant agreement number: 309194 ''GLOBASOL'' projects.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Chemistry (all)
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry