Biomimetic approach to synthesize sensitizers for hybrid solar cells

Vivek B. Shah, Gerard Lakin, Gregory S. Orf, Robert E. Blankenship, Pratim Biswas

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Abstract

Natural light harvesting organisms use self-assembled dye structures to absorb light and transfer energy. These self-assembled structures have high extinction coefficient and transfer energy efficiently. Aerosol-based method of electrospray deposition is demonstrated to assemble dyes and also deposit the structures onto a surface. The kinetics of assembly are studied to understand the optimal conditions for assembly. Finally a concept of novel device using self-assembled structures which allows broad absorption spectrum and increased efficiency is explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1084-1088
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Aerosols
  • Biomimetics
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Self-assembly
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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