Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 57, Issue 32, pp 4131–4142

Alternate redox electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells

  • JianFeng Lu
  • Jie Bai
  • XiaoBao Xu
  • ZhiHong Li
  • Kun Cao
  • Jin Cui
  • MingKui Wang
Open AccessReview Special Issue: New Energy Materials

DOI: 10.1007/s11434-012-5409-3

Cite this article as:
Lu, J., Bai, J., Xu, X. et al. Chin. Sci. Bull. (2012) 57: 4131. 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 cellssensitizersredox electrolytesrenewable energynanostructured materialselectrochemistry
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Authors and Affiliations

  • JianFeng Lu
    • 1
  • Jie Bai
    • 1
  • XiaoBao Xu
    • 1
  • ZhiHong Li
    • 1
  • Kun Cao
    • 1
  • Jin Cui
    • 1
  • MingKui Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina