Platinum-Free Catalysts as Counter Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Authors

  • Dr. Mingxing Wu,

    1. College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Hebei Normal University, No. 20 Rd East of 2nd Ring South, Yuhua District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, 050024 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Tingli Ma

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Rd. Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province 116024 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84986230
    • State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Rd. Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province 116024 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84986230
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Abstract

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Sun sans Pt: This Minireview summarizes the development of platinum-free catalysts for use as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. These catalysts comprise various metals, carbon materials, conductive polymers, and inorganic materials (transition metal carbides, nitrides, oxides, sulfides, and phosphides). The research work reported so far highlights the importance of a proper match between counter electrode catalyst and redox couple.

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