dc.contributor.authorZhu, Linna
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hong Bin
dc.contributor.authorZhong, Cheng
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chang Ming
dc.identifier.citationZhu, L., Yang, H. B., Zhong, C., & Li, C. M. (2014). Rational design of triphenylamine dyes for highly efficient p-type dye sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments, 105, 97-104.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo new sensitizers based on triphenylamine-dicyanovinylene have been synthesized and used for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells. The best performance amongst solar cells was achieved by the dye with a ter-thiophene bridge ligand between carboxylic acid group and the triphenylamine part (with power conversion efficiency of 0.19%, short circuit current of 4.01 mA cm−2, open circuit voltage at 144 mV, and fill factor of 0.33). Results indicate that the ter-thiophene groups in the dyes strongly affects both charge recombination and hole injection in the photoelectrode. In addition, the hexyl chains on the bridged thiophene rings also help to avoid dye aggregation on the nickel oxide film and block I− in electrolyte from approaching the surface of nickel oxide, which leads to a reduction in the charge recombination between nickel oxide semiconductor and electrolyte. This study suggested that modification of the bridge moiety between triphenylamine and the carboxylic group by increasing thiophene units is a promising way for preventing charge recombination and increasing the power conversion efficiency.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipASTAR (Agency for Sci., Tech. and Research, S’pore)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDyes and Pigmentsen_US
dc.rights© 2014 Elsevier.en_US
dc.subjectDye-sensitized solar cellen_US
dc.titleRational design of triphenylamine dyes for highly efficient p-type dye sensitized solar cellsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US

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