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Title: Synthesis and testing of new dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Author: Mohsen, Moneer Kadhm
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis concentrates on the development and synthesis of new metal-containing phthalocyanine and metal-free organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC). In this thesis attempts have been made to cover a broad region of visible light through the synthesis of three different dye families. The N719 is the common dye was used as a sensitizer in DSC devices, which absorbs at 450-600 nm, while in this thesis were synthesized and developed three new types of dyes to work either side of N719 absorb light at (400-450) run for yellow and red single or di-linker dyes, cyanine and phthalocyanine dyes which absorb higher than 600 run. This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter one includes a short history and introduction to dye-sensitized solar cells with a description of triarylamine, phthalocyanine and cyanine dyes, which are related to this thesis work.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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