Aqueous dye-sensitized solar cell electrolytes based on the ferricyanide-ferrocyanide redox couple

Torben Daeneke, Yu Uemura, Noel W Duffy, Atilla Janos Mozer, Nagatoshi Koumura, Udo Bach, Leone Spiccia

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Abstract

The application of water as solvent in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) electrolytes is highly attractive due to its non-toxicity, non-flammability and excellent solvation of many potential redox mediators. However, the current consensus is that water is an undesirable contaminant in DSC electrolytes as it leads to the formation of iodate,[1] dye desorption, low device efficiencies and device instability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1222 - 1225
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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