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Journal of Photonics for Energy • Open Access

Functionalized pentacenes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Author(s): Zhong Li; Karthik Shankar; Gopal K. Mor; Robert A. Grimminger; Chih-Min Lin; John E. Anthony; Craig A. Grimes

Paper Abstract

Carboxylic acid functionalized pentacene-based dyes are synthesized and tested in dye-sensitized solar cells utilizing titania (rutile) nanowire arrays as the electron transporting photoanode. Functionalization on both chromophore and solubilizing substitutents leads to materials demonstrating promising light-harvesting and energy-conversion properties in these large polycyclic aromatic compounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 12 pages
J. Photon. Energy 1(1) 011106 doi: 10.1117/1.3553781
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Zhong Li, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Karthik Shankar, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Gopal K. Mor, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Robert A. Grimminger, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Chih-Min Lin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
John E. Anthony, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Craig A. Grimes, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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