Special Issue "Photosensitizer: Design, Characteriazation and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 23410
Interests: dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC); Terahertz spectroscopy; nanomaterials; polymetallic complexes; renewable energy; chemical sensors
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A photosensitizer is a natural or synthetic molecule capable of effecting a chemical change in another molecule through a photochemical process. Chlorophyll and quantum dots are common examples of photosensitizers. Typically, photosensitizers absorb either ultraviolet or visible light which is subsequently transferred to adjacent molecules. They are not used up during the photosensitization process. Photosensitizers have application in several systems as in photosynthesis, photodynamic therapy, and solar cell fabrication.
Dye sensitized solar cells are a third class of photovoltaic cell that convert solar energy into electrical energy. It is composed of a photoanode, counter electrode and an electrolyte. The photoanode comprise of the photosensitizer adsorbed onto the surface of a titanium dioxide semiconductor. Ruthenium complexes are some of the most commonly used dye in dye sensitized solar cell. However, several different kinds of photosensitizers, both natural and artificial have been employed in the fabrication of DSSC since the device was invented by Michael Gratzel in 1991.
This special encompass all the photosensitizers that have used in recent years in dye sensitized solar cells. Topics discussed include the synthesis, characterization and application of these photosensitizers in dye sensitized solar cells.
Prof. Dr. Jamal Uddin
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- Solar Cell
- Natural Photosensitizer
- Titanium dioxide
- Anchoring group