Dye-sensitized solar cells: A brief overview

Md K. Nazeeruddin*, Etienne Baranoff, Michael Grätzel, Etienne Baranoff

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The aim of this brief review is to give a short and simple overview of the dye-sensitized solar cell technology from the working principles to the first commercial applications. It emphasizes the role of the sensitizer and the strategies to improve the performances of the dye as well as some recent development aiming to answer specific issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1178
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photovoltaic
  • Ruthenium sensitizers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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