Panchromatic light harvesting by N719 with a porphyrin molecule for high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

Shuai Chang, Hongda Wang, Lawrence Tien Lin Lee, Shizhao Zheng, Quan Li, King Young Wong, Wai Kwok Wong, Xunjin Zhu, Wai Yeung Wong, Xudong Xiao, Tao Chen

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We report efficient panchromatic light harvesting by co-adsorption of a porphyrin molecule and N719 in dye-sensitized solar cells. The co-sensitized device shows a considerably enhanced power conversion efficiency of 8.89%, while those individually sensitized by porphyrin and N719 display efficiencies of 7.21% and 8.02%, respectively. The porphyrin-sensitized device shows strong photocurrent generation in the Soret and Q bands, while N719 shows efficient spectral response in the 500-600 nm range; the combination of these two kinds of dye molecules displays a strong spectral response in the full-colour region. Mechanistic investigations are carried out by various spectral and electrochemical characterizations. This journal is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3521-3526
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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