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Multi-component arrays for interfacial electronic processes on the surface of nanostructured metal oxide semiconductors

The growing interest in the sensitization of nanostructured metal oxide semiconductors for the development of dye sensitized solar cells and photocatalytic systems has led to the development of multi-component dyes, able to perform well-defined, stepwise electronic processes on the semiconductor surface. Important applications include the development of DSSCs with improved efficiencies and the control of intermolecular and interfacial electronic processes at the dye/semiconductor interface. This review summarizes the progress in this area through the description of model dyes prepared from polymetallic complexes and organic molecules, and ends with a perspective on light harvesting arrays.

Publication details

Print publication date: 09 Oct 2009
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-455-9
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-993-7
From the book series:
SPR - Photochemistry