P-type and pn-type dye-sensitized solar cells

Ji Fu Shi, Gang Xu, Lei Miao, Xue Qing Xu

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In view of the scientific issues lying behind (1) the p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) (the limited dye loading on the NiO film and serious charge recombination between the reduced dyes and the holes generated in the NiO) and (2) pn-type DSCs (mismatching of photoanode and photocathode), we review the recent progress of the electrodes, dyes, and electrolytes for these types of solar cells. The feasible solution of these issues is discussed and, at last, the future development of these types of solar cells is prospected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1299
Number of pages13
JournalWuli Huaxue Xuebao/ Acta Physico - Chimica Sinica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Dye
  • Electrolyte
  • Nio
  • P-type dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Pn-type dye-sensitized solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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