Article: Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using Ordered TiO2 Nanorods on Transparent Conductive Oxide as PhotoanodesMingkui Wang, Jie Bai, Florian Le Formal, Soo-Jin Moon, Lê Cevey-Ha, Robin Humphry-Baker, Carole Grätzel, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: TiO2 nanorod arrays were prepared on top of a transparent conductive glass substrate covered with a thin TiO2 compact layer. Solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (SSDSCs) were fabricated using these structured TiO2 films sensitized with C106 dye as a photoanode and 2,2′,7,7′-tetrakis-(N,N-dipmethoxyphenylamine) 9,9′-spirobifluorene (spiro-MeOTAD) as the organic hole-transporting material. Photovoltaic power conversion efficiency of 2.9% was obtained at full sunlight intensity. The electron lifetime as well as the electron diffusion coefficient in the device was determined by charge extraction, transient photovoltage decay, and open-circuit photovoltage decay experiments.01/2012;
Article: Lead iodide perovskite sensitized all-solid-state submicron thin film mesoscopic solar cell with efficiency exceeding 9%.Hui-Seon Kim, Chang-Ryul Lee, Jeong-Hyeok Im, Ki-Beom Lee, Thomas Moehl, Arianna Marchioro, Soo-Jin Moon, Robin Humphry-Baker, Jun-Ho Yum, Jacques E Moser, Michael Grätzel, Nam-Gyu Park[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We report on solid-state mesoscopic heterojunction solar cells employing nanoparticles (NPs) of methyl ammonium lead iodide (CH(3)NH(3))PbI(3) as light harvesters. The perovskite NPs were produced by reaction of methylammonium iodide with PbI(2) and deposited onto a submicron-thick mesoscopic TiO(2) film, whose pores were infiltrated with the hole-conductor spiro-MeOTAD. Illumination with standard AM-1.5 sunlight generated large photocurrents (J(SC)) exceeding 17 mA/cm(2), an open circuit photovoltage (V(OC)) of 0.888 V and a fill factor (FF) of 0.62 yielding a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 9.7%, the highest reported to date for such cells. Femto second laser studies combined with photo-induced absorption measurements showed charge separation to proceed via hole injection from the excited (CH(3)NH(3))PbI(3) NPs into the spiro-MeOTAD followed by electron transfer to the mesoscopic TiO(2) film. The use of a solid hole conductor dramatically improved the device stability compared to (CH(3)NH(3))PbI(3) -sensitized liquid junction cells.Scientific Reports 01/2012; 2:591.
Article: Enhanced light harvesting in mesoporous TiO2/P3HT hybrid solar cells using a porphyrin dye.Soo-Jin Moon, Etienne Baranoff, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Chen-Yu Yeh, Eric Wei-Guang Diau, Michael Grätzel, Kevin Sivula[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We report panchromatic light harvesting in hybrid TiO(2)/P3HT photovoltaic devices using a porphyrin dye that complements the light absorption of P3HT. The high short circuit photocurrent (12.1 mA cm(-2)) obtained is found to be due, in part, to Förster resonance energy transfer from the P3HT to the dye.Chemical Communications 06/2011; 47(29):8244-6. · 6.17 Impact Factor
Article: An organic D-π-A dye for record efficiency solid-state sensitized heterojunction solar cells.Ning Cai, Soo-Jin Moon, Lê Cevey-Ha, Thomas Moehl, Robin Humphry-Baker, Peng Wang, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The high molar absorption coefficient organic D-π-A dye C220 exhibits more than 6% certified electric power conversion efficiency at AM 1.5G solar irradiation (100 mW cm(-2)) in a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell using 2,2',7,7'-tetrakis(N,N-dimethoxyphenylamine)-9,9'-spirobifluorene (spiro-MeOTAD) as the organic hole-transporting material. This contributes to a new record (6.08% by NREL) for this type of sensitized heterojunction photovoltaic device. Efficient charge generation is proved by incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency spectra. Transient photovoltage and photocurrent decay measurements showed that the enhanced performance achieved with C220 partially stems from the high charge collection efficiency over a wide potential range.Nano Letters 03/2011; 11(4):1452-6. · 13.20 Impact Factor
I-Kang Ding, Jia Zhu, Wenshan Cai, Soo-Jin Moon, Ning Cai, Peng Wang, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Mark L. Brongersma, Yi Cui, Michael D. McGeheeLaser Physics Review 12/2010; 1(1):51 - 51.