Increasing the performance of cis-dithiocyanato(4,4′-dicarboxy-2, 2′-bipyridine)(1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium (ii) based DSC using citric acid as co-adsorbant

Anna Reynal, Emilio Palomares

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We describe the use of citric acid as co-adsorbent in Dye Solar Cells (DSC). As we demonstrate herein, it is possible to increase the photocurrent of DSC without loosing photovoltage when we employed cis-dithiocyanato(4,4′- dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridine)(1,10-phenanthroline) ruthenium (ii) (AR20). Moreover, we show that the dye molecular structure also plays a major role due to its interaction with the sensitizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1081
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2009


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