AMBIO

, Volume 41, Supplement 2, pp 149–150 | Cite as

Characterization of Photovoltaic Performance of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell with a Novel Ruthenium Complex Having a Bisdemethoxycurcumin as a Ligand

  • Hironobu Ozawa
  • Hiroki Kawaguchi
  • Yu Okuyama
  • Hironori Arakawa
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dye-sensitized solar cells TiO2 photoelectrode Ruthenium Curcumin Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

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).

References

  1. Hagfeldt, A., G. Boschloo, L. Sun, L. Kloo, and H. Pettersson. 2010. Dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemical Review 110: 6595–6663.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Ozawa, H., H. Kawaguchi, Y. Okuyama, and H. Arakawa. 2011. Synthesis and characterization of a novel ruthenium complex bearing a curcumin derivative ligand and its application to dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemistry Letters 40: 658–660.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. O’Regan, B., and M. Grätzel. 1991. A low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell based on dye-sensitized colloidal TiO2 films. Nature 353: 737–740.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Sugihara, H., S. Sano, T. Yamaguchi, M. Yanagida, T. Sato, Y. Abe, Y. Nagao, and H. Arakawa. 2004. Highly efficient photosensitizer of TiO2 with diimine(diketonato)ruthenium complexes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 166: 81–90.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Yamaguchi, T., N. Shibayama, M. Nakade, Y. Abe, and H. Arakawa. 2007. Development of new efficient Ru dyes having β-diketonate and terpyridine ligands for solar cells. Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics 6656: 665609-1-12.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hironobu Ozawa
    • 1
  • Hiroki Kawaguchi
    • 2
  • Yu Okuyama
    • 2
  • Hironori Arakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial ChemistryFaculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of ScienceShinjuku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Science and TechnologyGraduate School of Chemical Science and Technology, Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

Personalised recommendations