Synthesis and solar-cell applications of new photoelectrode architectures

Joseph T Hupp*, Alex B.F. Martinson, Thomas W. Hamann, Mary C. Faia, Jeffrey W. Elam, Michael J. Pellin

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This paper will describe the design and fabrication of new high-area photoelectrode architectures for dye-sensitized solar cells. Examples will be presented of a materials-general synthetic approach (or nearly so) to metal-oxide semiconductors and transparent conducting oxides. The approach makes use of conformal, atomic layer deposition (ALD) and exploits templating strategies and new ALD precursor chemistry. The best versions of these new structures show areas equaling or exceeding those used in the best nanoparticulate electrodes, while exhibiting much faster charge transport - a key for successfully employing alternatives to idoide/triiodide as redox shuttle. The synthesis strategies also lend themselves to the construction of more complex photoelectrodes that reduce dark currents and that may also allow very rapid capture of photo-injected electrons by current collectors. Experimental measurements of dynamics and results from computational modeling of dynamics may also be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 235th National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2008Apr 10 2008

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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