A low recombination rate indolizine sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells

Aron J. Huckaba, Aswani Yella, Phillip Brogdon, J. Scott Murphy, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Jared H. Delcamp

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8424-8427
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number54
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding 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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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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