Characterization of Photovoltaic Performance of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with a Novel Ruthenium Complex Having a Bisdemethoxycurcumin as a Ligand
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The first example of a ruthenium sensitizer (TUS-22) having a natural dye, bisdemethoxycurcumin, as a ligand has been synthesized. The dye-sensitized solar cell based on this novel dye showed 5.8% conversion efficiency under AM 1.5 (100 mW/cm2) irradiation.
KeywordsDye-sensitized solar cells TiO2 photoelectrode Ruthenium Curcumin Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
This study was supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. H. O. acknowledges a Grant-in-Aid for young scientist (B) (No. 22750057) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, and a research grant from Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (No. 23092).
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