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Foreword
1 Introduction
2 Photovoltaics - general
2.1 Current status of photovoltaics
2.1.1 The photovoltaic market
2.1.2 Viability of photovoltaics
2.1.3 Cost of solar electricity
2.1.4 Possibilities for cost reduction of solar cells
2.2 Photovoltaic technologies
2.2.1 Single-crystal and polycrystalline silicon solar cells
2.2.2 Thin film solar cells
2.3.2 Photovoltaic cell performance
2.3.3 Operating principle of the standard silicon solar cell
3 Dye-sensitized nanostructured solar cells
3.1 Operating principle of the dye-sensitized solar cell
3.2 Theoretical issues of the dye cell operation
3.2.1 Light absorption
3.2.2 Charge separation
3.2.3 Charge transport
3.2.4 Recombination
3.2.5 Interfacial kinetics
4 Materials of the dye-sensitized solar cell
4.1 Substrates
4.2 Nanoparticle electrodes
4.2.1 Oxide semiconductors
4.2.2 Preparation of nanostructured TiO2 electrodes
4.3 Sensitizer dyes
4.5 Counter-electrode catalysts
4.6 Electrical contacts
5.1 Performance of the dye-sensitized solar cells
5.1.1 Energy conversion efficiency
5.1.2 Long term stability
5.2 Progress towards applications
5.2.1 Cell and module architectures
5.2.2 DSSCs on plastic substrates
5.2.3 Solid state DSSCs
5.2.4 Industrial and commercial activities
5.2.5 Cost estimates and comparison with other photovoltaic technologies
5.3 Discussion and outlook
6 Organic solar cells
6.1 Conductive polymers
6.2 Photovoltaic effect in conjugated polymers
6.3 Organic photovoltaic materials
6.4 Processing of organic solar cells
6.5 Organic solar cell architectures and review of performance results
6.5.1 Single layer devices
6.5.2 Donor-acceptor bilayer devices
6.5.3 Donor-acceptor blend devices
6.5.4 Performance and stability of the organic solar cells
6.6 Discussion and outlook
7 Experiences from the DSSC preparation
7.1 Demonstrating the photosensitization effect with a natural dye
7.2 Results from ruthenium dye based dye-sensitized solar cells
7.2.1 Materials and cell preparation
7.2.2 Testing the dye solar cells
7.3 Discussion and conclusions from the cell preparation
8 Summary
9 Suggestions for further research
10 Bibliography
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Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells

Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells

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