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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Abstract

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
Volume18
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Huijser, A., Savenije, T. J., Kotlewski, A., Picken, S. J., & Siebbeles, L. D. A. (2006). Efficient light-harvesting layers of homeotropically aligned porphyrin derivatives. Advanced materials, 18(17), 2234-2239. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200600045