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Benzothiadiazole-containing donor–acceptor–acceptor type organic sensitizers for solar cells with ZnO photoanodes

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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells using nanocrystalline ZnO as the photoanode and a metal-free sensitizer with a benzothiadiazole entity directly connected to the 2-cyanoacrylic acid acceptor exhibited an efficiency (5.18%) higher than those using the TiO2 photoanode. Use of a hierarchical ZnO back scattering layer further improved the efficiency to 5.82%.

Graphical abstract: Benzothiadiazole-containing donor–acceptor–acceptor type organic sensitizers for solar cells with ZnO photoanodes

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The article was received on 02 Oct 2012, accepted on 30 Oct 2012 and first published on 31 Oct 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37184G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 12071-12073
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    Benzothiadiazole-containing donor–acceptor–acceptor type organic sensitizers for solar cells with ZnO photoanodes

    R. Y. Lin, C. Lee, Y. Chen, J. Peng, T. Chu, H. Chou, H. Yang, J. T. Lin and K. Ho, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 12071
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37184G

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