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Issue 2, 2011
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Dye-sensitized solar cell redox shuttles

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In this Perspective article we describe how the processes involving the redox shuttle—dye regeneration, recombination, and diffusion—affect the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells, DSSCs. Key literature on the mechanistically complicated, but ubiquitously employed, triiodide/iodide electrolyte is reviewed. Literature examples and recent results from our laboratory in utilizing one-electron outersphere redox shuttles in place of triiodide/iodide are then presented.

Graphical abstract: Dye-sensitized solar cell redox shuttles

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The article was received on 09 Jul 2010, accepted on 30 Sep 2010 and first published on 01 Dec 2010

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00251H
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 370-381
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    Dye-sensitized solar cell redox shuttles

    T. W. Hamann and J. W. Ondersma, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 370
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00251H

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