Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Conversion of solar energy into electricity is one of important techniques to solve energy and environmental issues. As a representative of third generation solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted widespread attention in recent years. A DSSC contains three main components: dye-sensitized semiconductor as photoanode, redox couples as electrolytes, and conductive materials as counter electrode. In this chapter, the structure and principle of DSSCs are outlined. Materials for DSSC electrodes and electrolytes are emphasized. Strategies to improve the performance of DSSCs and to reduce their cost are discussed. The commercial applications of DSSCs are explored.
Comprehensive Energy Systems
Comprehensive Energy Systems,
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