Dye Molecules for Simple Co-Sensitization Process: Fabrication of Mixed-Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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  • Prof. Mutsumi Kimura,

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    1. Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
    • Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
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  • Hirotaka Nomoto,

    1. Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Naruhiko Masaki,

    1. Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Shogo Mori

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    1. Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
    • Division of Chemistry and Materials, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Ueda 386-8567 (Japan)
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  • This work has been supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (No. 22350086) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Abstract

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Sensitive kind of dye: Co-sensitization of the TiO2 electrode using PcS15 and the dye D131 results in a dramatic enhancement of the photocurrent response for the entire visible-light region. This method provides a simple design for accessing dye-sensitized solar cells.

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