Nature Chemistry Paper of Tae-Hyuk!

Dr Tae-Hyuk Kwon has developed a high performance organic dye-sensitized solar cell dye (Carbz-PAHTDTT), which when coupled with an eco-friendly ferrocene electrolyte achieved over 7.5% photo conversion efficiency (PCE). This wonderful result, carried out in collaboration with Monash University, Prof Leone and Dr Udo, has been published in Nature Chemistry (Nat. Chem. 2011. 03, 211). In addition, while the ferrocene electrolyte gave a PCE of over 7.5% the traditional iodine electrolyte gave only 6.1% PCE. This is the first time that an alternative electrolyte system has been reported to give a better performance than the standard iodine electrolyte. In addition, Prof. Michael Elliott from Colorado State Univ, USA has valued it as a new breakthrough in dye-sensitized solar cell area (Nat. Chem. 2011, 03, 188).