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Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(II) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells

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A pair of ruthenium based donor-π-chromophore sensitizers (K1 and K2) have been synthesized for use in NiO based p-type dye sensitized solar cells (p-DSCs). The optical and electrochemical properties of these dyes were determined experimentally and interpreted by DFT modelling. NiO p-DSC devices incorporating these dyes gave photocurrents of 2.9 for K1 and 2.0 mA cm−2 for K2 (IPCE of 14% and 9%); this is a vast improvement on the photocurrents of p-DSC devices incorporating ‘traditional’ ruthenium sensitizers.

Graphical abstract: Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(ii) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2013, accepted on 10 Dec 2013 and first published on 18 Dec 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44690E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 5782-5791
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    Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(II) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells

    C. J. Wood, K. C. D. Robson, P. I. P. Elliott, C. P. Berlinguette and E. A. Gibson, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 5782
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44690E

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