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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 136893, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/136893
Research Article

Pyran-Squaraine as Photosensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: DFT/TDDFT Study of the Electronic Structures and Absorption Properties

1Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
2Dyeing, Printing and Textile Auxiliaries Department, Textile Research Division, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo 12622, Egypt
3Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef 6251, Egypt
4The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
5Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Received 27 February 2014; Revised 27 May 2014; Accepted 19 June 2014; Published 1 September 2014

Academic Editor: Juliusz Sworakowski

Copyright © 2014 Reda M. El-Shishtawy 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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