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2,6-Conjugated anthracene sensitizers for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

Metal-free dyes (Ant1 to Ant4) containing a 2,6-conjugated anthracene unit in the spacer have been synthesized. The conversion efficiency (7.52%) of the dye-sensitized solar cell using Ant3 as the sensitizer reached ∼90% of the standard N719-based cell (8.41%). The co-sensitized DSSC using Ant3 and a near-IR dye (SQ2) exhibited an improved efficiency of 8.08%. With addition of a co-adsorbent, CDCA, the cell efficiency (9.11%) of the Ant3-based DSSC surpassed that of the N719-based standard cell. An even higher efficiency of 10.42% was achieved under weak light irradiation.

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2013, accepted on 30 May 2013 and first published on 31 May 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41075G
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2477-2486
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    2,6-Conjugated anthracene sensitizers for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

    R. Yeh-Yung Lin, H. Lin, Y. Yen, C. Chang, H. Chou, P. Chen, C. Hsu, Y. Chen, J. T. Lin and K. Ho, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2477
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE41075G

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