Title

Dye-Sensitized Materials

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-7-2018

Department

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract

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.

Publisher's Statement

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00216-9

Publication Title

Comprehensive Energy Systems

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