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Energies 2016, 9(4), 241; doi:10.3390/en9040241

Towards Renewable Iodide Sources for Electrolytes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, CNRS UMR 7314, 33 rue Saint Leu, Amiens 80039, France
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Laboratoire de Glycochimie, des Antimicrobiens et des Agroressources, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, CNRS FRE3517, 33 rue Saint Leu, Amiens 80039, France
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Institut de Chimie de Picardie, FR 3085 CNRS, UFR des Sciences, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint Leu, Amiens Cedex 1 80039, France
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Academic Editor: Claudia Barolo
Received: 13 December 2015 / Revised: 14 March 2016 / Accepted: 15 March 2016 / Published: 26 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dye Sensitized Solar Cells)
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Abstract

A novel family of iodide salts and ionic liquids based on different carbohydrate core units is herein described for application in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC). The influence of the molecular skeleton and the cationic structure on the electrolyte properties, device performance and on interfacial charge transfer has been investigated. In combination with the C106 polypyridyl ruthenium sensitizer, power conversion efficiencies lying between 5.0% and 7.3% under standard Air Mass (A.M.) 1.5G conditions were obtained in association with a low volatile methoxypropionitrile (MPN)-based electrolyte. View Full-Text
Keywords: dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC); ionic liquids; sugar-based iodide sources; liquid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC); ionic liquids; sugar-based iodide sources; liquid electrolyte
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Sagaidak, I.; Huertas, G.; Nguyen Van Nhien, A.; Sauvage, F. Towards Renewable Iodide Sources for Electrolytes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Energies 2016, 9, 241.

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