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Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells: what we know and what we need to know

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Abstract

The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) has been regarded as one of the most promising next-generation solar cells. Tremendous research efforts have been invested to improve the efficiency of solar energy conversion which is generally determined by the light harvesting efficiency, electron injection efficiency and undesirable charge recombination degree. Recently, charge recombination and electron injection efficiency, that are correlated with the open circuit voltage (Voc), have received more and more attention for their crucial roles in the further improvement of the efficiency of DSCs. In this review article, the factors that affect charge recombination and electron injection efficiency systematically discussed in order to formulate basic guidelines and strategies for improving Voc and the overall performance of DSCs is reviewed.

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2010, accepted on 12 Apr 2010 and first published on 14 Jun 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C003841E
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 1170-1181
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    Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells: what we know and what we need to know

    Z. Ning, Y. Fu and H. Tian, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1170
    DOI: 10.1039/C003841E

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