Dye-sensitised solar cells

Y. Hu, A. Ivaturi, N. Robertson

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This chapter gives a systematic account of state-of-the-art dye-sensitised solar cells by considering each of the main components of the cell in turn: the transparent conducting substrate; the mesoporous metal oxide; the sensitiser dye; the solid or liquid state hole transporting medium; and the counter electrode. The key aspects of each of these components are discussed in the context of the efficiency, stability and fabrication of dye-sensitised solar cells. We describe methodologies for the scale-up of devices into modules and give representative examples of current commercialisation activities and the markets addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
EditorsPeter Skabara, Mohammad Azad Malik
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-1-78262-458-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameRSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print)1757-7136
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7144


  • solar cells
  • mesoporous metal oxide
  • dye sensitised solar cells


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