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Nanoarchitectures in dye sensitized solar cells: Metal oxides, Oxide Perovskite and Carbon based Materials

Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have aroused great interest and been regarded as a potential renewable energy resource among the third generation solar cell technologies to fulfil the 21stcentury global energy demand. DSSC has notable advantages such as low cost, easy fabrication process and eco-friendly in nature. The progress of DSSCs from last 20years is nearly constant due to some limitations like long-term stability, narrow absorption spectrum, charge carrier transportation and collection losses and poor charge transfer mechanism for regeneration of dye molecules. The main challenge of the scientific community is to improve the performance of DSSCs by using different aspects like finding new electrode materials with suitable nanoarchitectures, dye in composition with promising semiconductors and metals quantum dots fluorescent dye and cost-effective hole transporting materials (HTMs). This review focuses on DSSC photo-physics which includes charge separation, effective transportation, its collection and recombination process. The different nanostructured materials like metal oxides, oxide perovskites and carbon-based composites have been studied for photoanode, and counter electrode which are crucial to achieve DSSC devices with higher efficiency and better stability.

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The article was received on 09 Nov 2017, accepted on 12 Feb 2018 and first published on 12 Feb 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08350E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Nanoarchitectures in dye sensitized solar cells: Metal oxides, Oxide Perovskite and Carbon based Materials

    J. S. Shaikh, N. S. Shaikh, S. S. Mali, J. V. Patil, K. K. Pawar, P. Kanjanaboos, C. K. Hong, J. H. Kim and P. Patil, Nanoscale, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08350E

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