The present work is supported by the Swiss Science Foundation, the Swiss Federal Office for Energy (OFEN), and the European Office of U.S. Air Force under Contract No. F61775-00-C0003. V. A. and A. H. would like to thank the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA) and the Swedish National Energy Administration for financial support. We thank M. Jirousek, R. Charvet, P. Liska, and T. Sekiguchi for helpful discussions.
Stable New Sensitizer with Improved Light Harvesting for Nanocrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells†
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 20, pages 1806–1811, October, 2004
How to Cite
Wang, P., Zakeeruddin, S. M., Moser, J. E., Humphry-Baker, R., Comte, P., Aranyos, V., Hagfeldt, A., Nazeeruddin, M. K. and Grätzel, M. (2004), Stable New Sensitizer with Improved Light Harvesting for Nanocrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Adv. Mater., 16: 1806–1811. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400039
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 APR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 1 DEC 2003
- Dye sensitization;
- Ruthenium complexes;
- Solar cells
A new heteroleptic polypyridyl ruthenium complex (see Figure) with a high molar extinction coefficient has been synthesized. The complex is demonstrated to be a highly efficient, stable sensitizer for nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells. For a newly developed dye, the achievement of 10.2 % power conversion efficiency is very encouraging.