Fabrication of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Based on Metal Substituted Tetraphenyl Porphyrins.

Elizabeth Fletes, H. Morales, A. Mar, J. Parsons, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 1 W University Blvd. Brownsville, Texas, 78520

Energy production and storage have been on the forefront of research for the past decade.  Alternative energy sources are sought after such as: biodiesel, geothermal, tidal, wind, solar, batteries, hydrogen technologies and hydrogen fuel cells.  Dye Synthesized Solar Cells (DSSC) have shown much promise showing increased efficiency, increased output and increased lifetime and recently, there has been a lot of research performed on TiO2 based solar cells.  Copper, nickel, vanadium and cobalt tetraphenyl porphyrins were synthesized and characterized to be used in the fabrication of DSSC to determine their performance.  

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Elizabeth Fletes

Institution: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Type: Poster

Subject: Chemistry

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 4
Date/Time: Tue 11:00am-12:00pm
Session Number: 3589