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    Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSC) - Grätzel Cells
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    DSC (DSSC) Experiments and Studies


      Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) or Grätzel cells are cheap and simple to manufacture solar cells. Basically, DSC cells imitate the natural photosynthesis process by separating light harvesting from charge carrier transport in contrast to other semiconductor-based solar cells.

      Background Information

    • Dye-sensitized solar cell - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • What on earth is a Grätzel solar cell, and why is it so important? [View Resource]
    • Michael Grätzel - Life and Work [View Resource]
    • Dye Solar Cells [View Resource]
    • The Millennium Technology Prize Laureate 2010: Professor Michael Grätzel [View Resource]
    • Artificial Photosynthesis In Solar Cells [View Resource]
    • Dye-sensitized solar cells [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Science Fair Projects

    • Solar power harvesting using fruit dye solar cells - Science Fair Project [View Experiment]
    • Determine if dye-sensitized solar cells that implement berry pigments absorb more solar energy than dye-sensitized solar cells that implement leaf pigments - Science Fair Project [View Experiment]
    • Design a replacement electrolyte for the potassium iodide/iodine electrolyte in Grätzel type dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells using simpler materials - Science Fair Project [View Experiment]
    • Make your own blackberry juice solar cell [View Experiment]
    • Inventor of Low-Cost Solar Cells Awarded Millennium Technology Prize [View Experiment]
    • The Assembly Guide for Making Your Own Solar Cells [View Experiment]
    • Lab: Using organic dyes to generate electricity from light [View Experiment]
    • How to Build Your Own Solar Cell [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Flexible Solar Cells [View Experiment]
    • Third generation thin film solar photovoltaic technologies on track to breakthrough [View Experiment]
    • Remote Monitoring of Outdoor Performance of Low Scale Dye Sensitized Solar Cells for Nanosensors Nodes [View Experiment]
    • Low-Cost Molybdenum Carbide and Tungsten Carbide Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Interface engineering in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells [View Experiment]
    • Dye-sensitized nanostructured and organic photovoltaic cells: technical review and preliminary tests [View Thesis]
    • Mathematical Modelling of Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells [View Thesis]
    • Commercialization Potential of Dye-Sensitized Mesoscopic Solar Cells [View Thesis]


    • Photoelectrochemical system and a method of using the same - Michael Gratzel et al (US Patent 4381978, 1983) [View Patent]
    • Photo-electrochemical cell - Michael Gratzel et al (US Patent 4927721, 1990) [View Patent]
    • Photo-electrochemical cell and process of making same - Michael Gratzel et al (US Patent 5084365, 1992) [View Patent]

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