Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2011, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (06): 1287-1299.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20110603

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p-Type and pn-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

SHI Ji-Fu, XU Gang, MIAO Lei, XU Xue-Qing   

  1. Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Gas Hydrate, Chinese Academy of Science, Guangzhou 510640, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-12-29 Revised:2011-03-01 Published:2011-05-31
  • Contact: XU Gang
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21073193), Director Innovation Foundation of Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences (y007r71001) and National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863) (2009AA032233).


In view of the scientific issues lying behind (1) the p-type dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) (the limited dye loading on the NiO film and serious charge recombination between the reduced dyes and the holes generated in the NiO) and (2) pn-type DSCs (mismatching of photoanode and photocathode), we review the recent progress of the electrodes, dyes, and electrolytes for these types of solar cells. The feasible solution of these issues is discussed and, at last, the future development of these types of solar cells is prospected.

Key words: p-type dye-sensitized solar cells, pn-type dye-sensitized solar cells, NiO, Dye, Electrolyte


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