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Issue 9, 2015
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Efficient passivated phthalocyanine-quantum dot solar cells

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The power conversion efficiency of CdSe and CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells is enhanced by passivation with asymmetrically substituted phthalocyanines. The introduction of the phthalocyanine dye increases the efficiency up to 45% for CdSe and 104% for CdS. The main mechanism causing this improvement is the quantum dot passivation. This study highlights the possibilities of a new generation of dyes designed to be directly linked to QDs instead of the TiO2 electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Efficient passivated phthalocyanine-quantum dot solar cells

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14 Oct 2014
04 Dec 2014
First published
08 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 1732-1735
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Efficient passivated phthalocyanine-quantum dot solar cells

V. M. Blas-Ferrando, J. Ortiz, V. González-Pedro, R. S. Sánchez, I. Mora-Seró, F. Fernández-Lázaro and Á. Sastre-Santos, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 1732
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08104H

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