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Ionic liquid electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

The potential of room-temperature molten salts (ionic liquids) as solvents for electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells has been investigated during the last decade. The non-volatility, good solvent properties and high electrochemical stability of ionic liquids make them attractive solvents in contrast to volatile organic solvents. Despite this, the relatively high viscosity of ionic liquids leads to mass-transport limitations. Here we review recent developments in the application of different ionic liquids as solvents or components of liquid and quasi-solid electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2007, accepted on 07 Feb 2008 and first published on 18 Mar 2008


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B716419J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2008,0, 2655-2666
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    Ionic liquid electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells

    M. Gorlov and L. Kloo, Dalton Trans., 2008, 0, 2655
    DOI: 10.1039/B716419J

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