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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

114 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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
Volume49
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 21
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Coloring Agents
Light
Energy conversion
Electrolytes
Conversion efficiency
Solar cells
Electrodes
Research
Liquids
Dye-sensitized solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum. / Balasingam, Suresh Kannan; Lee, Minoh; Kang, Man Gu; Jun, Yongseok.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 49, No. 15, 21.02.2013, p. 1471-1487.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Balasingam, Suresh Kannan ; Lee, Minoh ; Kang, Man Gu ; Jun, Yongseok. / Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum. In: Chemical Communications. 2013 ; Vol. 49, No. 15. pp. 1471-1487.
@article{d9fd77307bcc413ab17698d47919ff2e,
title = "Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Balasingam, {Suresh Kannan} and Minoh Lee and Kang, {Man Gu} and Yongseok Jun",
year = "2013",
month = "2",
day = "21",
doi = "10.1039/c2cc37616d",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "1471--1487",
journal = "Chemical Communications",
issn = "1359-7345",
publisher = "Royal Society of Chemistry",
number = "15",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum

AU - Balasingam, Suresh Kannan

AU - Lee, Minoh

AU - Kang, Man Gu

AU - Jun, Yongseok

PY - 2013/2/21

Y1 - 2013/2/21

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84873028212&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84873028212&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1039/c2cc37616d

DO - 10.1039/c2cc37616d

M3 - Article

C2 - 23247089

AN - SCOPUS:84873028212

VL - 49

SP - 1471

EP - 1487

JO - Chemical Communications

JF - Chemical Communications

SN - 1359-7345

IS - 15

ER -