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Reference Number EP/J003220/1
Title Boronic Acids for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr JS Fossey
No email address given
School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 23 April 2012
End Date 22 April 2014
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £87,254
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region West Midlands
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JS Fossey , School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, France (0.000%)
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Abstract The aims of this project can be directly interpreted as providing significant impact for society, improved efficiency in generating electricity from sunlight has a commonly understood benefit to society by lessening reliance on fossil fuels, reducing pollution and saving money. An excellent class of solar cell (dye sensitised solar cell DSSC) operates in a similar manner to photosynthesis. Whilst current technology is good there is still much room for improvement. The dyes used in DSSCs can themselves have detrimental environmental impacts as well as be costly and have a short operating lifetime. This project will provide new dyes that offer significant improvements relating to all these points taking a giant leap forwards to realising solar electricity generation as a cheap reliable technology for all
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