Chapter 7. Dye-sensitized Solar Cells: Principles of Operation

  1. Dr. Gary Hodes
  1. David Cahen,
  2. Michael Grätzel,
  3. Jean Francois Guillemoles and
  4. Gary Hodes

Published Online: 19 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612789.ch07

Electrochemistry of Nanomaterials

Electrochemistry of Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Cahen, D., Grätzel, M., Guillemoles, J. F. and Hodes, G. (2001) Dye-sensitized Solar Cells: Principles of Operation, in Electrochemistry of Nanomaterials (ed G. Hodes), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527612789.ch07

Editor Information

  1. Dept. of Materials and Interfaces, Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, 76100, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527298365

Online ISBN: 9783527612789



  • dye-sensitized solar cells;
  • photoelectrochemical cells;
  • photogalvanic cells;
  • light absorption;
  • charge separation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Description of DSSC Systems

  • Detailed Description of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

  • DSSC Output Parameters

  • Further Comments on the Mode of Action of the DSSC

  • Modeling the DSSC

  • Comparison of Liquid Electrolytes and Solid-state DSSCs

  • Potential Applications