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Review Special Issue: New Energy Materials

Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 57, Issue 32, pp 4131-4142

Alternate redox electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells

Authors

  • JianFeng Lu
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Jie Bai
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • XiaoBao Xu
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • ZhiHong Li
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Kun Cao
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Jin Cui
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology
  • MingKui Wang
    • Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1007/s11434-012-5409-3

Abstract

Dye-sensitized mesoscopic solar cell (DSC) has been intensively investigated as a promising photovoltaic cell. Redox electrolyte is important to determine the photovoltaic (PV) performance of the DSC devices, which has become the focus of this topic. In this contribution, recent advances in understanding and controlling of various redox couples are reviewed. Specially, we extend our discussion on the trends that enable iodide-free redox couples to be controllable and feasible for applications in the DSC with promising features.

Keywords

solar cells sensitizers redox electrolytes renewable energy nanostructured materials electrochemistry

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