NEW CYANOPYRIDINE BASED SENSITIZERS/CO-SENSITIZERS FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT SOLAR CELLS
A low-cost and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional Si based solid-state devices is the dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). DSSCs are a class of photoelectrochemical cells, which converts solar light to electric energy. Several organic chromophores (n-type) have been reported as effective sensitizers in DSSC. Also, their structure and device characteristics have been correlated. Based on the literature reports, it has been thought of designing new n type organic chromophores as effective sensitizers for DSSC application. The designed molecules will be synthesized using appropriate synthetic methods and DSSCs will be fabricated using newly developed chromophores. It has been also contemplated to study the effect of structure of chromophores on device parameters. It is hoped that new sensitizers would lead to improved efficiency and give valuable information about structural dependence on efficiency of DSSCs.
Principal Investigator : Dr.Udaya Kumar Dalimba | Contact : email@example.com
Estimated Budget : 6,80,000
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