Optical-electronic performance and mechanism investigation of dihydroindolocarbazole-based organic dyes for DSSCs
In recent years, organic dye molecules as photosensitizers have played a significant role in the field of dye-sensitized solar cells. In this context, two primary dihydroindolocarbazole-based organic dyes (sk201 and sk202), which were synthesized recently by Song et al., and three further designed dyes (DMZ1-3) were theoretically investigated based on density functional theory and time-dependent density functional theory. Molecular geometries, absorption spectra, charge transfer, molecular electrostatic potential and nonlinear optical properties were quantificationally studied and visually presented to reveal the relationships between the molecular structures and performances of dyes. The effects of joining the isolated dyes and TiO2 on the molecular absorption spectra and energy levels were analyzed. Moreover, several parameters, such as efficiency of light-harvesting, driving forces of electron regeneration and injection, excited-state lifetime and vertical dipole moment, were calculated to give the multi-angle demonstrations of the photovoltaic performances for these dyes.
Results in Physics
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Liu, Qian; Zhao, Shihan; Zhai, Yanhua; Xu, Ming; Li, Miao; and Zhang, Xianbin, "Optical-electronic performance and mechanism investigation of dihydroindolocarbazole-based organic dyes for DSSCs" (2021). Faculty Publications. 5423.