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Tetrahydrothiophenium-based ionic liquids for high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells

Binary melts of S-ethyltetrahydrothiophenium iodide and dicyanoamide (or tricyanomethide) have been employed for dye-sensitized solar cells with high power conversion efficiencies up to 6.9% under the illumination of AM 1.5G full sunlight. We have further shown that the transport of triiodide in ionic liquids with high iodide concentration is viscosity-dependent in terms of a physical diffusion coupled bond exchange mechanism apart from the simple physical diffusion. In addition, we have found that some anions of ionic liquid electrolytes such as dicyanoamide have a significant influence on surface states and electron transport in the mesoporous semiconducting film.

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