The authors acknowledge the provision of the spiro-OMeTAD by Covion Organic Semiconductor GmbH (Dr. H. Spreitzer). LSM thanks the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding (Emmy-Noether Stipendium).
Organic Dye for Highly Efficient Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells†
Article first published online: 30 MAR 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 813–815, April, 2005
How to Cite
Schmidt-Mende, L., Bach, U., Humphry-Baker, R., Horiuchi, T., Miura, H., Ito, S., Uchida, S. and Grätzel, M. (2005), Organic Dye for Highly Efficient Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Adv. Mater., 17: 813–815. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401410
- Issue published online: 30 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 30 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2004
- Solar cells, dye sensitized
The feasibility of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells as a low-cost alternative to amorphous silicon cells is demonstrated. Such a cell (see Figure) with a record efficiency of over 4 % under simulated sunlight is reported, made possible by using a new organic metal-free indoline dye (see Figure) as the sensitizer with high absorption coefficient.