Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum

Suresh Kannan Balasingam, Minoh Lee, Man Gu Kang, Yongseok Jun

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have been extensively evolved for the past two decades in order to improve their cell performance. From the commercialization point of view, the overall solar to electrical energy conversion efficiency should compete with other solar cells. But, due to structural restrictions of DSSC using the liquid electrolyte and a space requirement between two electrodes, the direct tandem construction of DSSCs by stacking of repeating units is highly limited. In this feature article, important research trials to overcome these barriers and a recent research trend to improve the light harvesting strategies mainly panchromatic engineering, various tandem approaches such as parallel tandem, series tandem, p-n tandem etc., have been briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1487
Number of pages17
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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