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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2011, Article ID 757421, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/757421
Research Article

Amphiphilic Ruthenium(II) Terpyridine Sensitizers with Long Alkyl Chain Substituted β-Diketonato Ligands: An Efficient Coadsorbent-Free Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

1International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Advanced Photovoltaics Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
2Center of Excellence for Research in Engineering Materials (CEREM), College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

Received 16 October 2010; Accepted 3 December 2010

Academic Editor: Mohamed Sabry Abdel-Mottaleb

Copyright © 2011 Ashraful Islam 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.

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