Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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This chapter delineates solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. The all solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (SSDSSC) has been a subject of research in the past 10 years. The solid-state cell always exhibits a structure similar to the latter except for the replacement of the liquid electrolyte with a p-type semiconductor or p-type organic materials. This type of cell inherits the advantage of the dye-sensitized photo-electrochemical cells (DSPEC) in terms of separating charge generation from charge transport. This chapter deals with the background and recent efforts in the area of SSDSSCs. It briefly introduces the general aspects of SSDSSCs and describes the fabrication methods used for SSDSSCs, with the TiO2/Ru dye as an example. This chapter discusses the performance of SSDSSCs in terms of solar-energy conversion efficiency. Some problems of solid-state cells are also addressed in the chapter. Further, it focuses on studies that have employed interfacial blocking layers to improve cell performance and discusses the operational stability of SSDSSCs. Finally, the chapter concludes by exploring the future outlook of these cells. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Fujishima, A., & Zhang, X. T. (2006). Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. In Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion (pp. 255–273). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-044452844-5/50010-X

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