Special Section on Organic Photovoltaics

Functionalized pentacenes for dye-sensitized solar cells

[+] Author Affiliations
Zhong Li

University of Kentucky, Department of Chemistry, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Karthik Shankar

University of Alberta, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4, Canada

Gopal K. Mor

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering and The Materials Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Robert A. Grimminger

University of Kentucky, Department of Chemistry, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Chih-Min Lin

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering and The Materials Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

John E. Anthony

University of Kentucky, Department of Chemistry, CP 125, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0055

Craig A. Grimes

Pennsylvania State University, Department of Electrical Engineering and The Materials Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011106 (March 10, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3553781
History: Received August 15, 2010; Revised January 02, 2011; Accepted January 11, 2011; Published March 10, 2011; Online March 10, 2011
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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.

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Zhong Li ; Karthik Shankar ; Gopal K. Mor ; Robert A. Grimminger ; Chih-Min Lin, et al.
"Functionalized pentacenes for dye-sensitized solar cells", J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011106 (March 10, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3553781


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