Functional Materials for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Author(s) S.V. Raksha, V.I. Kondrashin, E.A. Pecherskaya, K.O. Nikolaev

Penza State University, 40, Krasnaya St., 440026 Penza, Russia

Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 4
Dates Received 01 October 2015; published online 24 December 2015
Citation S.V. Raksha, V.I. Kondrashin, E.A. Pecherskaya, K.O. Nikolaev, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 4, 04062 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 85.30. – z, 88.40. – j
Key words Solar cell (37) , Photoconversion, Efficiency (15) , Transparent conductive oxide, Metal-oxide semiconductor (2) , Dye (8) , Electrolyte (2) , Catalyst (5) .
Annotation A review on the analysis of characteristics of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) is provided. DSSC design, materials that are used for the manufacture of functional layers and the characteristics of elements depending on their properties are analyzed. The basic disadvantages DSSC, the factors leading to their appearance, as well as solutions to eliminate or reduce the impact of these factors are revealed.