INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR NANOCRYSTALLINE SOLAR CELLS

Abstract: 

The present project aims at the development and optimization of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. These solar cells will be based on innovative materials, including nanostructured semiconductor films, organic and inorganic dyes acting as sensitizers for absorption of solar radiation, redox electrolytes in liquid, quasi-solid or solid state, organic conjugated polymers and counter-electrodes based on novel electrocatalysts.

New synthetic routes will be employed for the synthesis and deposition of materials aiming at the control of the compositional, structural and electroconductive properties of the materials and the optimization of the efficiency of the cells. Characterization of materials and devices with up-to-date methods of microscopy, spectroscopy and electrochemistry will lead to a deeper understanding of the principal processes taking place during cell operation. All collected data will be used for the amelioration of the cell structure aiming at efficiency optimization and increase of cell life.

In addition, the new procedures of materials deposition, which will be implicated in the present project, will allow the construction of low cost solar cells and their up-scaling for commercial exploitation. All activities of the project will take into account the existing international state-of-the-art.

The specific targets set by the present project are implicated in all stages of the construction of a Dye-sensitized solar cell, including both materials and processes. The composition of the consortium and of the research teams has been carefully chosen so as to ensure all necessary expertise.

Project info

Acronym:
NANOSOLCEL
Coordinating Institution:
University of Patras
Scientific Coordinator:
Lianos Panagiotis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Stathatos Elias
Research Team 3 Leader:
Falaras Polykarpos
Research Team 4 Leader:
Philippopoulos Athanasios

Stats

I.D.:
69
Mis:
377756
Duration (months):
36
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΛΔ9-3ΓΙ

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