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Towards sustainable and efficient p-type metal oxide semiconductor materials in dye-sensitised photocathodes for solar energy conversion

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Abstract

In order to meet the ever-growing global energy demand for affordable and clean energy, it is essential to provide this energy by renewable resources and consider the eco-efficiency of the production and abundance of the utilised materials. While this is seldom discussed in the case of technologies still in the research stage, addressing the issue of sustainability is key to push research in the right direction. Here we provide an overview of the current p-type metal oxide semiconductor materials in dye-sensitised photocathodes, considering element abundance, synthetic methods and large scale fabrication as well as the underlying physical properties that are necessary for efficient solar harvesting devices.

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Submitted
10 Mar 2020
Accepted
27 May 2020
First published
27 May 2020

This article is Open Access

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,22, 13850-13861
Article type
Perspective

Towards sustainable and efficient p-type metal oxide semiconductor materials in dye-sensitised photocathodes for solar energy conversion

S. Wrede and H. Tian, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 13850
DOI: 10.1039/D0CP01363C

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