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Towards new efficient dye-sensitised solar cells

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Abstract

The technology to convert sunlight into electric current by employing organic photovoltaic systems has been an issue of an intensive research over the last two decades and nowadays receives an increasing industrial interest. Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) provide a technically and economically credible alternative to the present well-known pn junction or thin film photovoltaic devices. In this Perspective, we review the basic concepts of DSSCs and we specifically discuss the recent theoretical research aimed at optimising DSSC's properties, as well as several of the controversial and emerging issues in this field.

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The article was received on 08 Jan 2010, accepted on 09 Mar 2010 and first published on 14 May 2010


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C000474J
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 891-904
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    Towards new efficient dye-sensitised solar cells

    J. Preat, D. Jacquemin and E. A. Perpète, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 891
    DOI: 10.1039/C000474J

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