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Relay dye boosts efficiency

Nature Photonics volume 3, pages 373374 (2009) | Download Citation


Resonant energy-relay between two dye species allows photovoltaic harvesting of photons across a wider spectral range. This technique has been exploited to boost the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells by 26%.

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  1. Daniel J. Farrell and Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes are at the Department of Physics & The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, UK.;

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