International Journal of Photoenergy

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: From Materials to Devices


Publishing date
05 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

2Department of Health and Environment, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Muthgasse, Vienna, Austria


Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: From Materials to Devices

Description

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) provide a technique and economic alternative concept to present p–n junction photovoltaic devices. For a DSSC, light is absorbed by a sensitizer, which is anchored to the surface of a wide-band semiconductor. Charge separation takes place at the interface via photo-induced electron injection from the dye into the conduction band of the semiconductor. Although many types of fabrication techniques for multiscale structure materials have been developed, there is still a wide space for more simple strategies with the development of nanotechnology. Not only for homogeneous new materials, multiscale structure functional materials have a variety of applications, which can be used as water collecting materials, structure control color materials, energy conversion materials, responsive structure materials, photovoltaic devices materials, and so on.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the theory of photoelectric conversion and new materials and device fabrication methods. We are particularly interested in articles introducing new materials or new fabrication methods for DSSC. These may inspire both theoretical interests and industrialization potentials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in dyes
  • Advances in working electrodes
  • Latest technologies for device fabrications
  • Recent advances in new electrolytes

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijp/dssc/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 789801
  • - Editorial

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: From Materials to Devices

Tianxin Wei | Theodoros Dimopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 696052
  • - Research Article

Glass Frit Dissolution Influenced by Material Composition and the Water Content in Iodide/Triiodide Electrolyte of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Katrine Flarup Jensen | Md. Mahbubur Rahman | ... | Jae-Joon Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 501868
  • - Research Article

Ultradurable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells under 120°C Using Cross-Linkage Dye and Ionic-Liquid Electrolyte

Seigo Ito | Kaoru Takahashi | ... | Toshiyuki Shigetomi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 638105
  • - Research Article

Alignment of (Anatase) Crystal of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by External Magnetic Field

Na-Yeong Hong | Hyunwoong Seo | ... | Hee-Je Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 598753
  • - Research Article

Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Highly Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays

Na Li | Nengqian Pan | ... | Shiwei Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 807931
  • - Research Article

Integration of High-Performance Nanocrystalline TiO2 Photoelectrodes for N719-Sensitized Solar Cells

Ke-Jian Jiang | Jin-Ming Zhou | ... | Shozo Yanagida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 563897
  • - Research Article

Particle Size Effects of TiO2 Layers on the Solar Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Ming-Jer Jeng | Yi-Lun Wung | ... | Lee Chow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 563170
  • - Research Article

A Facile Synthesis of Granular ZnO Nanostructures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Md. Mahbubur Rahman | Narayan Chandra Deb Nath | ... | Jae-Joon Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 893850
  • - Research Article

DFT Study of Binding and Electron Transfer from a Metal-Free Dye with Carboxyl, Hydroxyl, and Sulfonic Anchors to a Titanium Dioxide Nanocluster

Corneliu I. Oprea | Petre Panait | ... | Mihai A. Gîrţu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 613064
  • - Research Article

Theoretical Study of Copper Complexes: Molecular Structure, Properties, and Its Application to Solar Cells

Jesus Baldenebro-Lopez | Norma Flores-Holguin | ... | Daniel Glossman-Mitnik
International Journal of Photoenergy
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