Title

Photoelectropolymerization of Aniline in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Published In

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

10-1-2006

Abstract

A dye-sensitized solar cell was constructed using a porphyrin photosensitizer and, in place of the usual iodide redox system, a solution in aniline solvent containing lithium perchlorate electrolyte, camphorsulfonic acid, and poly(ethylene oxide) copolymer. Irradiation generated polyaniline within the cell, initially following a proposed photoelectropolymerization mechanism, and eventually operating as a solar cell with polyaniline as the hole transport medium. Overall energy conversion efficiency was 0.8% at moderate light intensities (14.6 mW cm−2) but lower at higher light intensities due to conductivity limitations.

Rights

© 2006 Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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https://doi.org/10.1039/b610810e

DOI

10.1039/b610810e

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/38341

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