Recent trends in mesoscopic solar cells based on molecular and nanopigment light harvesters

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Title:
Recent trends in mesoscopic solar cells based on molecular and nanopigment light harvesters
Authors:
Grätzel, Carole; Zakeeruddin, Shaik M.
Abstract:
Mesoscopic solar cells are one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies among third generation photovoltaics due to their low cost and high efficiency. The morphology of wide-band semiconductors, sensitized with molecular or nanosized light harvesters, used as electron collectors contribute substantially to the device performance. Recent developments in the use of organic-inorganic layer structured perovskites as light absorbers and as electron or hole transport materials allows reduction in the thickness of photoanodes to the submicron level and have raised the power conversion efficiency of solid state mesoscopic solar cells above the 10% level.
Citation:
Grätzel C, Zakeeruddin SM (2013) Recent trends in mesoscopic solar cells based on molecular and nanopigment light harvesters. Materials Today 16: 11–18. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2013.01.020.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Materials Today
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
Jan-2013
DOI:
10.1016/j.mattod.2013.01.020
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1369-7021
Sponsors:
We thank Prof. Michael Gratzel for fruitful discussions. Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The Research was partially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No. KUS-C1-015-21).
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dc.contributor.authorGrätzel, Caroleen
dc.contributor.authorZakeeruddin, Shaik M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T13:52:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-23T13:52:21Zen
dc.date.issued2013-01en
dc.identifier.citationGrätzel C, Zakeeruddin SM (2013) Recent trends in mesoscopic solar cells based on molecular and nanopigment light harvesters. Materials Today 16: 11–18. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2013.01.020.en
dc.identifier.issn1369-7021en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mattod.2013.01.020en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597007en
dc.description.abstractMesoscopic solar cells are one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies among third generation photovoltaics due to their low cost and high efficiency. The morphology of wide-band semiconductors, sensitized with molecular or nanosized light harvesters, used as electron collectors contribute substantially to the device performance. Recent developments in the use of organic-inorganic layer structured perovskites as light absorbers and as electron or hole transport materials allows reduction in the thickness of photoanodes to the submicron level and have raised the power conversion efficiency of solid state mesoscopic solar cells above the 10% level.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Prof. Michael Gratzel for fruitful discussions. Financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The Research was partially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No. KUS-C1-015-21).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.rightsUnder a Creative Commons licenseen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.titleRecent trends in mesoscopic solar cells based on molecular and nanopigment light harvestersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMaterials Todayen
dc.contributor.institutionEcole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en
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