Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 15, pp 6412–6416 | Cite as

A novel quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell based on monolayer capped nanoparticles framework materials

  • Jiang-Bin Xia
  • Fu-You LiEmail author
  • Hong Yang
  • Xiang-Hong Li
  • Chun-Hui Huang


A new kind of 1-phenyl-3-methyl-4-octadecyl-5-pyrazolone (PMOP)-capped ZnO nanoparticle has been synthesized and characterized with UV–VIS, IR and fluorescent spectra. The material was used as a framework to form a quasi-solid-state electrolyte and employed in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Since the long alkyl-chain of PMOP interacts with liquid solvent, the quasi-solid-state DSSC with PMOP-capped nanoparticles shows higher stability in comparison with that of the liquid device and gives a comparable overall efficiency of 6.8% under AM 1.5 illumination.


Liquid Electrolyte Propylene Carbonate Propylene Carbonate Photoelectric Conversion Efficiency Free Transportation 



We thank the NHTRDP (863 Program No. 2002AA302403), NNSFC (20490210) and Shanghai Sci. Tech. Comm. (03QB14006 and 03DZ12031) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiang-Bin Xia
    • 1
  • Fu-You Li
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hong Yang
    • 2
  • Xiang-Hong Li
    • 2
  • Chun-Hui Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Material Chemistry and ApplicationsPeking UniversityBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Advanced MaterialsFudan UniversityShanghaiP.R. China

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