Organic dyes with a novel anchoring group for dye-sensitized solar cell applications
Two novel trialkylsilyl-containing organic sensitizers (JK-53 and JK-54) have been designed and synthesized. Nanocrystalline TiO2–silica-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were fabricated using these dyes. Under standard global AM 1.5 solar conditions, the JK-53-sensitized cell gave a short-circuit photocurrent density (Jsc) of 6.37 mA cm−2, an open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 0.70 V, and a fill factor of 0.74. These values correspond to an overall conversion efficiency (η) of 3.31%. By comparison, the JK-54-sensitized cell resulted in a Jsc of 7.52 mA cm−2, a Voc of 0.71 V, and a fill factor of 0.75. These values give an overall conversion efficiency of 4.01%.
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 201, Issues 2–3, 25 January 2009, Pages 168–174