Device Physics of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Research Project Outline

There has been an increasing interest in dye-sensitized solar cells DSCs owing to a potential for low-cost production. However, the energy conversion efficiency is still lower than that of bulk silicon solar cells. In this study, we try to find out the new methods for elevating efficiency to 15% by clarifying the performance principle of dye-sensitized solar cells and the properties of constituent materials (dye, metal oxide semiconductor and electrolyte) through collaboration with different research fields such as electrochemistry, organic chemistry, semiconductor physics, surface science and computational science.

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Managing Director, National Institute for Materials Science
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Creative research for clean energy generation using solar energy
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