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Published September 2010 | public
Journal Article

Porphyrins and phthalocyanines in solar photovoltaic cells


This review summarizes recent advances in the use of porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and related compounds as components of solar cells, including organic molecular solar cells, polymer cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells. The recent report of a porphyrin dye that achieves 11% power conversion efficiency in a dye-sensitized solar cell indicates that these classes of compounds can be as efficient as the more commonly used ruthenium bipyridyl derivatives.

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© 2010 World Scientific Publishing Company. Received 25 June 2010; Accepted 23 July 2010. Financial support to CCW from the National Science Foundation (Grant CHE-0911186) and the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) is gratefully acknowledged. MGW was supported in part by an NSF American Competitiveness in Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship (Grant CHE-0937048). ABR was supported in part by an award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE SCGF). The DOE SCGF Program was made possible in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The DOE SCGF program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the DOE. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) under DOE contract number DE-AC05-06OR23100. All opinions expressed in this paper are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect the policies and views of DOE, ORAU, or ORISE.

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