What is the best anchoring group for a dye in a dye-sensitized solar cell?
Ambrosio, Francesco, Martsinovich, Natalia and Troisi, Alessandro. (2012) What is the best anchoring group for a dye in a dye-sensitized solar cell? The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol.3 (No.11). pp. 1531-1535. ISSN 1948-7185Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jz300520p
We developed a computational procedure to screen many different anchoring groups used or usable to connect a dye to the semiconducting surface in a dye-sensitized solar cell. The procedure leads to a clear identification of the anchoring groups that bind strongly to the surface and facilitate the electron injection at the same time, providing clear-cut indications for the design of new dyes. The complicated interplay of factors that determine the final results (preferred adsorption mode, the anchor’s effect on the dye’s electronic structure, and dye–semiconductor coupling) is illustrated through a few examples showing how chemical intuition can often be misleading in this problem.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Computer Science
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Publisher:||American Chemical Society|
|Page Range:||pp. 1531-1535|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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