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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 75384, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/75384
Review Article

Review of Recent Progress in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Division of Solar Energy Materials and Engineering, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China

Received 27 March 2007; Accepted 25 June 2007

Academic Editor: Armin G. Aberle

Copyright © 2007 Fan-Tai Kong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We introduced the structure and the principle of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC). The latest results about the critical technology and the industrialization research on dye-sensitized solar cells were reviewed. The development of key components, including nanoporous semiconductor films, dye sensitizers, redox electrolyte, counter electrode, and conducting substrate in dye-sensitized solar cells was reviewed in detail. The developing progress and prospect of dye-sensitized solar cells from small cells in the laboratory to industrialization large-scale production were reviewed. At last, the future development of DSC was prospective for the tendency of dye-sensitized solar cells.