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Relay dye boosts efficiency

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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Farrell, D., Ekins-Daukes, N. Relay dye boosts efficiency. Nature Photon 3, 373–374 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2009.108

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