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Solar Cells

Dye-Sensitized Devices

Edited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

The second book of the four-volume edition of "Solar cells" is devoted to dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), which are considered to be extremely promising because they are made of low-cost materials with simple inexpensive manufacturing procedures and can be engineered into flexible sheets. DSSCs are emerged as a truly new class of energy conversion devices, which are representatives of the third generation solar technology. Mechanism of conversion of solar energy into electricity in these devices is quite peculiar. The achieved energy conversion efficiency in DSSCs is low, however, it has improved quickly in the last years. It is believed that DSSCs are still at the start of their development stage and will take a worthy place in the large-scale production for the future.

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Solar CellsDye-Sensitized DevicesEdited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Published: November 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1757

ISBN: 978-953-307-735-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6075-5

Copyright year: 2011

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124351 Total Chapter Downloads

58 Crossref Citations

107 Web of Science Citations

132 Dimensions Citations


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1. Chasing High Efficiency DSSC by Nano-Structural Surface Engineering at Low Processing Temperature for Titanium Dioxide Electrodes

By Ying-Hung Chen, Chen-Hon Chen, Shu-Yuan Wu, Chiung-Hsun Chen, Ming-Yi Hsu, Keh-Chang Chen and Ju-Liang He


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2. Investigation of Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Ruthenium-Complex Dyes, Metal-Free Dyes, Metal-Complex Porphyrin Dyes and Natural Dyes

By Seigo Ito


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3. Comparative Study of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Based on ZnO and TiO2 Nanostructures

By Y. Chergui, N. Nehaoua and D. E. Mekki


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4. The Application of Inorganic Nanomaterials in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

By Zhigang Chen, Qiwei Tian, Minghua Tang and Junqing Hu


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5. Fabrication, Doping and Characterization of Polyaniline and Metal Oxides: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

By Sadia Ameen, M. Shaheer Akhtar, Young Soon Kim and Hyung-Shik Shin


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6. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Principles and New Design

By Yang Jiao, Fan Zhang and Sheng Meng


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7. Physical and Optical Properties of Microscale Meshes of Ti3O5 Nano- and Microfibers Prepared via Annealing of C-Doped TiO2 Thin Films Aiming at Solar Cell and Photocatalysis Applications

By N. Stem, E. F. Chinaglia and S. G. dos Santos Filho


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8. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells - Working Principles, Challenges and Opportunities

By Khalil Ebrahim Jasim


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9. Shape Control of Highly Crystallized Titania Nanorods for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Formation Mechanism

By Motonari Adachi, Katsuya Yoshida, Takehiro Kurata, Jun Adachi, Katsumi Tsuchiya, Yasushige Mori and Fumio Uchida


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10. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Polymer Electrolytes

By Mi-Ra Kim, Sung-Hae Park, Ji-Un Kim and Jin-Kook Lee


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11. Development of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell for High Conversion Efficiency

By Yongwoo Kim and Deugwoo Lee


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12. Effective Methods for the High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on the Metal Substrates

By Ho-Gyeong Yun, Byeong-Soo Bae, Yongseok Jun and Man Gu Kang


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13. Dye Solar Cells: Basic and Photon Management Strategies

By Lorenzo Dominici, Daniele Colonna, Daniele D’Ercole, Girolamo Mincuzzi, Riccardo Riccitelli, Francesco Michelotti, Thomas M. Brown, Andrea Reale and Aldo Di Carlo


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14. Ordered Semiconductor Photoanode Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Zinc Oxide-Titanium Oxide Hybrid Nanostructures

By Xiang-Dong Gao, Cai-Lu Wang, Xiao-Yan Gan and Xiao-Min Li


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15. Photo-Induced Electron Transfer from Dye or Quantum Dot to TiO2 Nanoparticles at Single Molecule Level

By King-Chuen Lin and Chun-Li Chang


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16. Porphyrin Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

By Matthew J. Griffith and Attila J. Mozer


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17. The Chemistry and Physics of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

By William A. Vallejo L., Cesar A. Quiñones S. and Johann A. Hernandez S.


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18. Preparation of Hollow Titanium Dioxide Shell Thin Films from Aqueous Solution of Ti-Lactate Complex for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

By Masaya Chigane, Mitsuru Watanabe and Tsutomu Shinagawa


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19. Fabrication of ZnO Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

By A.P. Uthirakumar


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20. Carbon Nanostructures as Low Cost Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

By Qiquan Qiao


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21. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells as an Alternative Approach to the Conventional Photovoltaic Technology Based on Silicon - Recent Developments in the Field and Large Scale Applications

By Elias Stathatos


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