Carboxylic acid functionalized pentacene-based dyes are synthesized and tested in dye-sensitized solar cells utilizing titania (rutile) nanowire arrays as the electron transporting photoanode. Functionalization on both chromophore and solubilizing substitutents leads to materials demonstrating promising light-harvesting and energy-conversion properties in these large polycyclic aromatic compounds.
|Journal||Journal of Photonics for Energy|
|State||Published - 2011|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank the Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG36-08GO18074, for supporting this study.
- Dye-sensitized solar cells
- Organic dyes
- Organic solar cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment