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Carbon nanohorn-based electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cells

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For the first time, carbon nanohorns were implemented into solid-state electrolytes for highly efficient solid-state and quasi-solid-state DSSCs. They feature an effective catalytic behavior towards the reduction of I3 and enhance the I3 diffusivity in the electrolyte. In a final device, solar cells with 7.84% efficiency at room temperature were achieved. As a matter of fact, this is the highest reported efficiency for nanocarbon-based electrolytes up to date.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanohorn-based electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cells

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Submitted
01 Jul 2014
Accepted
18 Sep 2014
First published
18 Sep 2014

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Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 241-246
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Carbon nanohorn-based electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cells

F. Lodermeyer, R. D. Costa, R. Casillas, F. T. U. Kohler, P. Wasserscheid, M. Prato and D. M. Guldi, Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 241
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02037E

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