Insights into dye-sensitized solar cells from macroscopic-scale first-principles mathematical modeling

Masoud Soroush, Kenneth K.S. Lau

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Mathematical models based on first principles can describe individual processes occurring inside dye-sensitized solar cells as well as overall cell performances. In particular, the temporal variation of the overall J-V cell performance as well as spatial and temporal variations of iodide ion, triiodide ion, and electron concentrations inside a cell can be described by a macroscopic-scale first-principles model. This chapter explains how such a macroscopic-scale model can be developed and reviews the applications of such a model for estimating cell parameters, gaining insight into cell internal processes, describing the overall temporal behavior of a cell, and investigating the effects of polymer-electrolyte chemistry on interfacial properties and overall cell performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Subtitle of host publicationMathematical Modelling, and Materials Design and Optimization
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145425
ISBN (Print)9780128145418
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy


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