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EP/J003220/1 - Boronic Acids for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

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Dr JS Fossey EP/J003220/1 - Boronic Acids for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

Principal Investigator - School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham

Scheme

First Grant Scheme

Research Areas

Photonic Materials and Metamaterials Photonic Materials and Metamaterials

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Collaborators

Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne

Start Date

04/2012

End Date

04/2014

Value

£87,254

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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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Grant Event Details:
Name: Boronic Acids for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells - EP/J003220/1
Start Date: 2012-04-23T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2014-04-22T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Birmingham

Description: 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 pollu ...