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dc.contributor.author Tobin, Laura L.
dc.contributor.author O'Reilly, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Zerulla, Dominic
dc.contributor.author Sheridan, John T.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T15:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T15:32:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 Elsevier GmbH en
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics en
dc.identifier.issn 0030-4026
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2550
dc.description.abstract In today’s society there is a vast and in many cases not fully appreciated dependence on electrical power for everyday life. Furthermore, with growing energy and environmental concerns arising due to fossil fuel depletion and climate change/global warming, ever increasing attention is being given to alternative and/or renewable sources of energy such as biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar energy. Devices such as photovoltaic cells are therefore of enormous importance. The more widely used and commercially available silicon (semiconductor) based cells currently have the greatest reported efficiencies and have received considerable attention. However the manufacturing of these cells is complex and expensive due to the cost and difficulty of producing and processing pure silicon. One alternative technology being explored is the development of dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) or Grätzel Cells. In this paper we report on our current work to develop simple test equipment and optoelectronic models describing the performance and behaviours of DSSCs. We describe some of the background to our work and also some of our initial experimental results. Based on these results we aim to characterise the opto-electrical properties and bulk characteristics of simple dye-sensitised solar cells and then to proceed to test new cell compositions. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.format.extent 371129 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Photovoltaic en
dc.subject Grätzel cells en
dc.subject Solar energy en
dc.subject Dye-sensitised en
dc.subject Biomimetic en
dc.subject.lcsh Photovoltaic cells en
dc.subject.lcsh Dye-sensitized solar cells en
dc.subject.lcsh Solar energy en
dc.subject.lcsh Biomimetics en
dc.title Characterising dye-sensitised solar cells en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2010.07.028 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 122 en
dc.identifier.issue 14 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1225 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1230 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijleo.2010.07.028
dc.neeo.contributor Tobin|Laura L.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Reilly|Thomas|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Zerulla|Dominic|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Sheridan|John T.|aut| en
dc.description.admin AS - 04/11/2010 en


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