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Modelling interfacial charge transfer in dye-sensitised solar cells

Penny, Melissa A., Farrell, Troy W., Will, Geoffrey D., & Bell, John M. (2004) Modelling interfacial charge transfer in dye-sensitised solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 164(1-3), pp. 41-46.

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Abstract

A mathematical model of interfacial charge transfer within dye-sensitised solar cells (DSC) is presented for the semiconductor–dye–electrolyte interface. A general framework for the model equations of interfacial current is developed. The model accounts for the transfer of charge produced by reactions involving dye molecules, electrolyte species and adsorbed electrons at three semiconductor surface states. The model framework allows for identification of the required kinetic parameters necessary for solving the model equations. The general framework serves as a motivation for discussion on obtaining the required kinetic parameter values experimentally.

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ID Code: 10116
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Dye, sensitised solar cells, Electrode kinetics, Interfacial charge transfer
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2003.12.025
ISSN: 1010-6030
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:03

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