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Title: Introducing structural colour in DSCs by using photonic crystals: Interplay between conversion efficiency and optical properties
Authors: Colonna, Daniele; Colodrero, Silvia ; Lindström, Henrik; Di Carlo, Aldo; Míguez, Hernán
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Citation: Energy and Environmental Sciences 5: 8238- 8243 (2012)
Abstract: Herein we analyze experimentally the effect that introducing highly reflecting photonic crystals, operating at different spectral ranges, has on the conversion efficiency of dye sensitized solar cells. The interplay between structural colour and cell performance is discussed on the basis of the modified spectral response of the photogenerated current observed and the optical characterization of the cells. We demonstrate that, with the approach herein discussed, it is possible to achieve relatively high efficiencies using thin electrodes while preserving transparency. At the same time, the appearance of the device can be controllably modified, which is of relevance for their potential application in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) as window modules. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/82769
DOI: 10.1039/c2ee02658a
Identifiers: doi: 10.1039/c2ee02658a
issn: 1754-5692
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