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Enveloping porphyrins for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

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A series of porphyrins bearing alkoxyl and/or alkyl chains were prepared to investigate the roles of alkoxyl/alkyl chains in the enhanced photovoltaic performance of the dyes. Based on the experimental results and the molecular simulations, we demonstrated that suitable long alkoxyl chains are capable of wrapping the porphyrin core, thus resulting in decreased dye aggregation, elevated excited states and LUMOs, and improved photovoltaic performance.

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2011, accepted on 01 Feb 2012 and first published on 01 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03308A
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6933-6940
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    Enveloping porphyrins for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

    C. Wang, C. Lan, S. Hong, Y. Wang, T. Pan, C. Chang, H. Kuo, M. Kuo, E. W. Diau and C. Lin, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6933
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03308A

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