Special Issue "Advanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020) | Viewed by 11791
Dye-sensitized solar cells have attracted much attention as a next-generation solar cell and, recently, as an indoor power source for IoT devices, because of the characteristic feature of the stable output of the photovoltage and energy conversion efficiency even under weak light illumination. Moreover, it is noteworthy that dye-sensitized solar cells have already been put to practical use, showing the commercial viability. The highest energy conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells is reported to be ca. 14%, and there is still plenty of room to further improve the energy conversion efficiency. For this purpose, sustained fundamental research is required not only for the development of high performance dyes, photoanode (TiO2, etc.), and redox species, but also for the exploration of a new mechanism to overcome the energy loss in dye-sensitized solar cells such as a direct photocarrier injection mechanism.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to advanced dye-sensitized solar cells through enhanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge to improve the cell performance and stability. We therefore invite papers and reviews on fundamental research and innovative technical developments from different disciplines to pave the way to advanced dye-sensitized solar cells.
Prof. Dr. Jun-ichi Fujisawa
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- dye-sensitized solar cells
- dye design
- metal-oxide semiconductors
- redox species
- direct photocarrier injection
- interfacial charge-transfer transitions
- computational analysis
- indoor applications