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      Dye-sensitizedtized solar cell; sensitizing dye; titanium dioxide; electron transfer; Zn-porphyrin complex.

    • Abstract


      The synthesis of new porphyrin complexes that can absorb light in a broad range of the spectrum is very important for getting a high efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells. The primary reason for using these complexes is good photophysical characteristic like good absorption and high quantum efficiency. Most of themetal porphyrin shows good photophysical characteristics with changing their ligands. In this work, the synthesis of a new Zn-porphyrin complex, that has a good spectral and electrochemical characteristic, is reported. Then, this complex is used as a dye in dye-sensitized solar cells, using titanium dioxide as a semiconductor. The application of this complex in a dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cell has indicated a short circuit density of 11.60 mA, an open circuit potential of 0.65 V with an overall efficiency of 5.33%. The overall conversion efficiency of this system is due to the efficient electron injection into the conduction band during light absorption.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Catalysis Division, Department of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, 81746-73441 Isfahan, Iran
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