|Title||Novel triphenylamine-modified ruthenium(II) terpyridine complexes for nickel oxide-based cathodic dye-sensitized solar cells|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Wood, CJ, Robson, KCD, Elliott, PIP, Berlinguette, CP, Gibson, EA|
A pair of ruthenium based donor-pi-chromophore sensitizers (K1 and K2) have been synthesized for use in NiO based p-type dye sensitized solar cells (p-DSCs). The optical and electrochemical properties of these dyes were determined experimentally and interpreted by DFT modelling. NiO p-DSC devices incorporating these dyes gave photocurrents of 2.9 for K1 and 2.0 mA cm(-2) for K2 (IPCE of 14% and 9%); this is a vast improvement on the photocurrents of p-DSC devices incorporating `traditional' ruthenium sensitizers.