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Organic Dyes Containing Furan Moiety for High-Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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posted on 01.01.2009, 00:00 by Jiann T. Lin, Pin-Cheng Chen, Yung-Sheng Yen, Ying-Chan Hsu, Hsien-Hsin Chou, Ming-Chang P. Yeh
New metal-free dyes with a furan moiety in the conjugated spacer between the arylamine donor and the 2-cyanoacrylic acid acceptor have been synthesized, and high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells were fabricated using these molecules as light-harvesting sensitizers.