Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 579476, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/579476
Research Article

J-Aggregates of Amphiphilic Cyanine Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: A Combination between Computational Chemistry and Experimental Device Physics

1Nano-Photochemistry and Solarchemistry Labs, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo 11566, Egypt
2Center for Nanotechnology, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nile University, Juhayna Square, Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October City, Giza 12588, Egypt
3Nano-Photochemistry Laboratory, Environmental Studies and Research Institute, University of Sadat City (USC), Sadat City 32879, Egypt
4Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy, Cairo 11341, Egypt

Received 26 May 2014; Revised 13 July 2014; Accepted 21 July 2014; Published 26 August 2014

Academic Editor: Serap Gunes

Copyright © 2014 M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb 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.

Linked References

  1. M. Gratzel, “Recent advances in sensitized mesoscopic solar cells,” Accounts of Chemical Research, vol. 42, pp. 1788–1798, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. N. Rbertson, “Optimizing dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 45, no. 15, pp. 2338–2345, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. M. K. Nazeeruddin, F. de Angelis, S. Fantacci et al., “Combined experimental and DFT-TDDFT computational study of photoelectrochemical cell ruthenium sensitizers,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 127, no. 48, pp. 16835–16847, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. H. Tian, X. Yang, R. Chen et al., “Phenothiazine derivatives for efficient organic dye-sensitized solar cells,” Chemical Communications, no. 36, pp. 3741–3743, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. A. Zaban, S. Ferrere, J. Sprague, and B. A. Gregg, “pH-dependent redox potential induced in a sensitizing dye by adsorption onto TiO2,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 55–57, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. P. V. Kamat, “Meeting the clean energy demand: nanostructure architectures for solar energy conversion,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 111, no. 7, pp. 2834–2860, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. K. Nazeeruddin, P. Péchy, T. Renouard et al., “Engineering of efficient panchromatic sensitizers for nanocrystalline TiO2-based solar cells,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 123, no. 8, pp. 1613–1624, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. L. M. Gncalves, V. D. Z. Bermudez, H. A. Ribeir, and A. M. Mendes, “Dye-sensitized solar cells: a safe bet for the future,” Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 655–667, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  9. E. M. Abdou, H. S. Hafez, E. Bakir, and M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb, “Photostability of low cost dye-sensitized solar cells based on natural and synthetic dyes,” Spectrochimica Acta A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 115, pp. 202–207, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. D. El Mekkawi and M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb, “The interaction and photostability of some xanthenes and selected azo sensitizing dyes with TiO2 nanoparticles,” International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 95–101, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. K. Srinivas, C. R. Kumar, M. A. Reddy, K. Bhanuprakash, V. J. Rao, and L. Giribabu, “D-π-A organic dyes with carbazole as donor for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Synthetic Metals, vol. 161, no. 1-2, pp. 96–105, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. M. M. S. Abdel-Mottaleb, M. van der Auweraer, and M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb, “Photostability of J-aggregates adsorbed on TiO2 nanoparticles and AFM imaging of J-aggregates on a glass surface,” International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 29–33, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. H. von Berlepsch, C. Böttcher, A. Ouart, C. Burger, S. Dähne, and S. Kirstein, “Supramolecular structures of J-aggregates of carbocyanine dyes in solution,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 104, no. 22, pp. 5255–5262, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. H. V. Berlepsch, K. Ludwig, B. Schade, R. Haag, and C. Böttcher, “Progress in the direct structural characterization of fibrous amphiphilic supramolecular assemblies in solution by transmission electron microscopic techniques,” Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 208, pp. 279–292, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  15. K. A. Clark, E. L. Krueger, and D. A. Vanden Bout, “Direct measurement of energy migration in supramolecular carbocyanine dye nanotubes,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 5, pp. 2274–2282, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  16. M. J. Frisch, G. W. Trucks, H. B. Schlegel et al., GAUSSIAN 09, Revision D.01, Gaussian, Wallingford, Conn, USA, 2013.