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An investigation of the role increasing π-conjugation has on the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated from ferrocene-based dyes

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In this article, we report the synthesis of new ferrocene incorporating dyes and their evaluation as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells. We have shown that the sequential addition of alkyne units as π-spacers plays an important role in modulating their solution optical and redox properties. Likewise, the most extensively conjugated dye (Fc-D3) provided the highest power conversion efficiency (η) compared to the other less-conjugated dyes in the series. We have also demonstrated that the choice of electrolyte is important in determining η for this series of dyes.

Graphical abstract: An investigation of the role increasing π-conjugation has on the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated from ferrocene-based dyes

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Submitted
16 Oct 2015
Accepted
05 Jan 2016
First published
22 Jan 2016

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 9132-9138
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An investigation of the role increasing π-conjugation has on the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated from ferrocene-based dyes

M. Cariello, S. Ahn, K. Park, S. Chang, J. Hong and G. Cooke, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 9132
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21565J

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