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Dye sensitized solar cells for economically viable photovoltaic systems

Jung, HS and Lee, JK (2013) Dye sensitized solar cells for economically viable photovoltaic systems. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4 (10). 1682 - 1693.

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Abstract

TiO2 nanoparticle-based dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted a significant level of scientific and technological interest for their potential as economically viable photovoltaic devices. While DSSCs have multiple benefits such as material abundance, a short energy payback period, constant power output, and compatibility with flexible applications, there are still several challenges that hold back large scale commercialization. Critical factors determining the future of DSSCs involve energy conversion efficiency, long-term stability, and production cost. Continuous advancement of their long-term stability suggests that state-of-the-art DSSCs will operate for over 20 years without a significant decrease in performance. Nevertheless, key questions remain in regards to energy conversion efficiency improvements and material cost reduction. In this Perspective, the present state of the field and the ongoing efforts to address the requirements of DSSCs are summarized with views on the future of DSSCs. © 2013 American Chemical Society.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jung, HS
Lee, JKjul37@pitt.eduJUL370000-0002-7778-7679
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering
Date: 16 May 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume: 4
Number: 10
Page Range: 1682 - 1693
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1021/jz400112n
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 15:24
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2018 20:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/23283

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