Highly efficient, iodine-free dye-sensitized solar cells with solid-state synthesis of conducting polymers

Jong Kwan Koh, Jeonghun Kim, Byeonggwan Kim, Jong Hak Kim, Eunkyoung Kim

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A solid-state polymerizable conductive monomer with good conductivity and penetration to the photoelectrode is introduced to iodine-free, solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using an easily accessible and widely applicable fabrication method. A conducting polymer as a hole transporting material effectively penetrates into the TiO2 pores and polymerizes with heating to mild temperatures. The fabricated DSSCs exhibited the highest energy conversion efficiency of 5.4% in N719 dye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1641-1646
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 12


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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