Macromolecular Symposia

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November 17, 2010

Functional Polymers: Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Conjugated Polymers as Hole-Transporting Materials

Functional Polymers: Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Conjugated Polymers as Hole-Transporting Materials

W. Zhang, Y. Cheng, X. Yin, B. Liu*

In this Review the recent research on solid-state dye-sensitized TiO2 solar cells with conjugated polymers as hole-transporting materials is presented. These photovoltaic devices combine the distinctive features of the inorganic semiconductor, i.e. chemical and mechanical stability, with polymer specific properties like easy processability and adjustable functionality. The authors especially focus on the impact of the molecular polymer structure and the deposition on the device performance. The factors limiting energy conversation efficiency are discussed and strategies for improving the device performance are proposed.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000489

Other contributions to the special series on functional polymers can be found here.

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