Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Crystal structures of metal complex sensitizers of TiO2 nanopowders
Author(s): Valery Shklover; Christophe Barbe; Shaikh M. Zakeeruddin; Michael Graetzel
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The x-ray structure determination of three efficient Ru complex sensitizers of TiO2 nanopowders was carried out. The coordination of Ru was analyzed in terms of asymmetric ligand surrounding of metal atom and influence of chelate (pi) -conjugated ligands on the bonding of Ru with ligands and on the intermolecular association of complexes. The layered character of all three studied crystal structures could be correlated with the peculiarities of their molecular structures (polarity, presence of (pi) -conjugated moieties), what opens the possibility of using of molecular engineering methods to influence the anchoring and ordering of sensitizer molecules on semiconductor surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3138, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XV, (14 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279200
Show Author Affiliations
Valery Shklover, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Christophe Barbe, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Shaikh M. Zakeeruddin, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Michael Graetzel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3138:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XV
Carl M. Lampert; Claes G. Granqvist; Michael Graetzel; Satyen K. Deb, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top