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Materials, Volume 13, Issue 9 (May-1 2020) – 202 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Despite their many advantages, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) still need some improvements to [...] Read more. Despite their many advantages, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) still need some improvements to become commercially available and popular on the market. Therefore, our work aimed to understand the DSSC working mechanism better. We examined our previously reported antibacterial derivatives of 2-thiohydantoin and 3-carboxymethyl-2-thiohydantoin towards their sensitizing properties for photovoltaic applications. Our extensive studies show that 2-thiohydantoin may act as an acceptor and anchoring group in DSSC. We also found that the extension of the π-spacer, between the molecule’s donor and the acceptor parts, strongly affects the photovoltaic performance of the cells. View this paper.