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Title: Effect of Thiophene Spacer Position in Carbazole-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Photophysical, Electrochemical and Photovoltaic Properties
Authors: Ruslan Samae
Panida Surawatanawong
Utt Eiamprasert
Songyos Pramjit
Laksana Saengdee
Pramuan Tangboriboonrat
Supavadee Kiatisevi
Mahidol University
Phuket Rajabhat University
Keywords: Chemistry
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Citation: European Journal of Organic Chemistry. Vol.2016, No.21 (2016), 3536-3549
Abstract: © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties, and photovoltaic performances in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) of five new metal-free organic sensitizers with a carbazole moiety as the electron donor are reported. The compounds contain a thiophene at various positions and a cyanoacrylic acid unit as the electron acceptor. The position of the thiophene moiety affected both the photophysical and electrochemical properties, leading to conversion efficiencies of 1.44 to 4.57 % under AM 1.5 solar conditions (100 mW cm–2). The best performance and longest electron lifetime were found when a thiophene was located on both donor and acceptor sites. The DSSC showed a short-circuit current (Jsc) of 8.59 mA/cm2, an open-circuit photovoltage (Voc) of 0.75 V, and a fill factor (FF) of 0.71. The position of the π-conjugated bridges not only affects the absorption spectra and the energy levels of the sensitizers, but also adjusts the electron lifetime.
ISSN: 10990690
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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