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Title:First-principles study of the excited-state properties of coumarin-derived dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells
Authors:Saurabh Agrawal, Pratibha Dev, Niall J. English, K. Ravindranathan Thampi, J. M. D. MacElroy, 2011
Abstract: Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT), we have investigated the optical properties of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) comprised of TiO2 nanoparticle sensitized with two coumarins, namely, NKX-2311 and NKX-2593. The two sensitizers (dyes) differ only in their linker moieties and are shown to have different absorption spectra when adsorbed on to the TiO2 surface. Knowledge of different light absorption and charge transfer (CT) behavior within these complexes is useful for further improving the photo-dynamics of newer organic dyes presently being designed and investigated worldwide. Moreover, we have also investigated the effect of deprotonation of the sensitizers' carboxylic groups during adsorption on the titania surface and the excited state electronic properties of the resulting species.
ICHEC Project:Simulation of photo-electronic excitation in dye-titania complexes
Publication:Journal of Materials Chemistry 21 (30), pp 11101-11108, July 2011
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C1JM10953G
Status: Published

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