Electron-Affinity-Triggered Variations on the Optical and Electrical Properties of Dye Molecules Enabling Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

The synthesis, characterization, and photovoltaic performance of a series of indacenodithiophene (IDT)-based D--A organic dyes with varying electron-accepting units is presented. By control of the electron affinity, perfectly matching energy levels were achieved with a copper(I/II)-based redox electrolyte, reaching a high open-circuit voltage (>1.1V) while harvesting a large fraction of solar photons at the same time. Besides achieving high power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), that is, 11.2% under standard AM1.5G sunlight, and 28.4% under a 1000 lux fluorescent light tube, this work provides a possible method for the design and fabrication of low-cost highly efficient DSCs.


Published in:
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 57, 43, 14125-14128
Year:
Oct 22 2018
Publisher:
Weinheim, WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
ISSN:
1433-7851
1521-3773
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