Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Kristin L. Wustholz
Tyler K. Meldrum
Michael J. Kelley
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) can reduce the cost of photovoltaic electricity generation to meet global energy needs. Optimizing DSSC efficiency requires a detailed understanding of the underlying charge transfer processes at the dye-semiconductor interface. By modifying the sensitizer structure, we gain insight into these charge transfer mechanisms. In this thesis, two hydroxyanthraquinone dyes are compared to investigate the impact of structure on charge-transfer and photobleaching dynamics. A combination of ensemble-averaged and single-molecule spectroscopy approaches are used to interpret the underlying ET kinetics.
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Tan, Jenna, "Investigating the Charge-Transfer Dynamics of Single-Molecule Sensitizers" (2017). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1516639563.
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