Efficient light-harvesting layers of homeotropically aligned porphyrin derivatives

Annemarie Huijser, Tom J. Savenije, Arkadiusz Kotlewski, Stephen J. Picken, Laurens D.A. Siebbeles

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Dye-sensitized solar cells are at present based on a nanostructured interpenetrating network of dye and semiconductor, which overcomes the prerequisite of a long exciton diffusion length; however, this also hampers charge-carrier transport. This work demonstrates that efficient light-induced charge separation is not necessarily only obtained in the case of a nanostructured network, but can also be achieved in a bilayer configuration (see figure).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2234-2239
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes


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