Recent developments in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells

Jun Ho Yum, Peter Chen, Michael Grätzel, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin

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The dye-sensitized solar cell, developed in the 1990s, is a nonconventional solar technology that has attracted much attention owing to its stability, low cost, and device efficiency. Power-conversion efficiencies of over 11%have been achieved for devices that contain liquid electrolytes, whereas solid-state devices that do not require a liquid electrolyte display an overall efficiency of 5 %. Improvement of the efficiency of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells requires optimization of their various components, such as the hole-transport material, sensitizer, mesoporous TiO2 film, and the blocking layer. This Minireview highlights the current state of the art and future directions of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-707
Number of pages9
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)


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