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Open Access Towards Sustainable Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are an emerging technology for the conversion of solar photons to electrical energy. Typical DSCs are based upon ruthenium complexes which act as photosensitizers for a wide band-gap semiconductor such as titanium dioxide. The low abundance of ruthenium raises issues about the sustainability of such devices. We now present promising prototype DSCs based upon copper(I) complexes.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2009

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

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