2023 年 91 巻 9 号 p. 097001
Crossref Funder ID: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100003051研究費・賞番号:
Effects of central metal ions in porphyrin-sensitized solar cells were investigated by using 5-(4-carboxyphenyl)-10,15,20-tris(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)porphyrins as sensitizers and I−/I3− or Br−/Br3− as redox mediators. Zn(II), Cu(II), Pd(II), and free-base porphyrins were synthesized, and the properties of them and the photovoltaic performances of the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using them are compared. The electron injection processes from the dyes into TiO2 were investigated by changing Li+ concentration in the electrolytes. The regeneration processes of the dyes were examined by comparing the electrolytes with different redox potentials (I−/I3− or Br−/Br3−). With the Br−/Br3− redox mediator, palladium porphyrin yielded both higher short-circuit current density (Jsc) and open-circuit voltage (Voc) than that with the I−/I3− mediator and achieved the highest power conversion efficiency among all combinations in this study.