Show simple item record Tobin, Laura L. O'Reilly, Thomas Zerulla, Dominic Sheridan, John T.
dc.contributor.editor Kafafi, Zakya H.
dc.contributor.editor Lane, Paul A. 2011-02-17T12:57:07Z 2011-02-17T12:57:07Z Copyright 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. en 2009-08-03
dc.identifier.isbn 9780819477064
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.description SPIE: SPIE Optics + Photonics: Solar Energy and Technology, 2nd – 6th August 2009, San Diego, California, USA en
dc.description.abstract With growing energy and environmental concerns due to fossil fuel depletion and global warming there is an increasing attention being attracted by alternative and/or renewable sources of power such as biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar energy. In today’s society there is a vast and in many cases not fully appreciated dependence on electrical power for everyday life and therefore devices such as PV cells are of enormous importance. The more widely used and commercially available silicon (semiconductor) based cells currently have the greatest efficiencies, however the manufacturing of these cells is complex and costly due to the cost and difficulty of producing and processing pure silicon. One new direction being explored is the development of dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC). The SFI Strategic Research Centre for Solar Energy Conversion is a new research cluster based in Ireland, formed with the express intention of bringing together industry and academia to produce renewable energy solutions. Our specific area of research is in biomimetic dye sensitised solar cells and their electrical properties. We are currently working to develop test equipment, and optoelectronic models describing the performance and behaviors of dye-sensitised solar cells (Grätzel Cells). In this paper we describe some of the background to our work and also some of our initial experimental results. Based on these results we intend 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
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dc.publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers en
dc.relation.ispartof Kafafi, Z. H. and Lane, P.A. (eds.). SPIE Proceedings Organic Photovoltaics X : volume 7416 en
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dc.relation.uri Characterising dye-sensitised solar cells (2010) en
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dc.rights One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. en
dc.subject Solar en
dc.subject Dye-sensitised en
dc.subject Biomimetic en
dc.subject Graetzel cells 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-sensitized solar cells en
dc.type Conference Publication en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1117/12.826221
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.neeo.contributor Kafafi|Zakya H.|edt| en
dc.neeo.contributor Lane|Paul A.|edt| en

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