4'-functionalized 2,2': 6',2" terpyridine ruthenium (II) complex : a nanocrystalline TiO2 based solar cell sensitizer
Anthonysamy, A., Balasubramanian, S., Achari, Muthuraaman Bhagavathi, & Maruthamuthu, P. (2007) 4'-functionalized 2,2': 6',2" terpyridine ruthenium (II) complex : a nanocrystalline TiO2 based solar cell sensitizer. Nanotechnology, 18(9).
The synthesis of an Ru(II) complex derived from 4-(4-methacryloyloxymethylphenyl)-2,2:6,2 terpyridine ligand, together with its spectral and electrochemical properties, has been described. The application of this complex, which does not possess the usual anchoring groups like carboxylate or phosphate, in a dye sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cell has indicated a short circuit current of 0.252 mA, an open circuit potential of 377 mV with an overall efficiency of 3.63%. The overall conversion efficiency of the system remains stable for a long period due to the efficient electron injection into the conduction band during light absorption. The high resolution scanning electron microscopy picture reveals a three-dimensional network of interconnected nanoscale particles, while x-ray diffraction studies show that the particle size is 21 nm.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Nanoparticles, dye solar cells, TiO2, Sensitizer|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ATOMIC MOLECULAR NUCLEAR PARTICLE AND PLASMA PHYSICS (020200) > Atomic Molecular Nuclear Particle and Plasma Physics not elsewhere classified (020299)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Systems Design (120404)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Institute of Physics|
|Deposited On:||06 Mar 2009 15:27|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:47|
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