We report a combined experimental and theoretical study on the origin of the different open circuit potentials observed in dye-sensitized solar cells using Ru(II)-polypyridyl homoleptic and heteroleptic sensitizers. We have measured the photovoltaic data of different sensitizers and used DFT calculations to analyze the electronic structure of dye-sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles. Heteroleptic sensitizers adsorb onto TiO2 via a single bipyridine, leading to a TiO2 conduction band downshift and overall reduction of the cell open circuit potential.

Influence of the sensitizer adsorption mode on the open-circuit potential of dye-sensitized solar cells

De Angelis, Filippo
;
Selloni, Annabella;
2007

Abstract

We report a combined experimental and theoretical study on the origin of the different open circuit potentials observed in dye-sensitized solar cells using Ru(II)-polypyridyl homoleptic and heteroleptic sensitizers. We have measured the photovoltaic data of different sensitizers and used DFT calculations to analyze the electronic structure of dye-sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles. Heteroleptic sensitizers adsorb onto TiO2 via a single bipyridine, leading to a TiO2 conduction band downshift and overall reduction of the cell open circuit potential.
2007
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