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Photosensitizers in Solar Energy Conversion

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Gräf, Katja ; Thelakkat, Mukundan:
Photosensitizers in Solar Energy Conversion.
In: Nyonkong, Tebello ; Ahsen, Vefa (ed.): Photosensitizers in medicine, environment, and security. - Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands , 2012 . - pp. 527-618
ISBN 978-90-481-3872-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3872-2_11

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Project financing: Andere

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Today's energy problems arise from the predicted exhaustion of fossil energy resources and the negative aspects of climate change. Additionally, the increasing energy needs and the improved environmental awareness of people all
over the world necessitate the utilization of environmental friendly energy sources. The most abundant energy source is the sun. The solar energy is largely available, surpassing our annual energy demand by the factor of 10,000. Each second the sun produces enough energy to cover the energy demand for the whole humanity for 1,000,000 years. The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) concept is an interesting alternative to conventional silicon based solar cells due to its advantages of easy and fast fabrication, low production costs, short energy payback time and high photoelectric conversion effi ciencies. In the following pages an overview shall be given of the operation principle of DSCs and the dyes used as sensitizers for solar energy conversion. The aim is to give an outline of the evolution of the DSC concept, the advantages and drawbacks of dye-sensitized systems and the different dyes (metalorganic and organic) applied in liquid and solid-state DSCs. Furthermore, the state of the art performance of the different types of dyes will be given.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: Autorin Katja Gräf unter dem Namen Katja Willinger
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Professorship Applied Functional Polymers > Professorship Applied Functional Polymers - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Professorship Applied Functional Polymers
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 07:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/1185