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ISAS 2018 - Ist International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies, Kemer-Antalya, Turkey, Apr 11, 2018

Organic Sensitizers Containing Donor-π-Acceptor Type Anthracene for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (ISAS 2018_20)
Yasemin Torlak1*, Arif Kıvrak2, Mahmut  Kuş3
1Pamukkale University, Cal Vocational High School , Denizli, Turkey
2Yüzüncü Yıl University, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences , Van, Turkey
3Selçuk University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering  , Konya, Turkey
* Corresponding author: yasemin_topal_88@hotmail.com
Published Date: 2018-06-23   |   Page (s): 20-20   |    66     7

ABSTRACT In recent times, anthracene-based organic thin film transistors, organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), solar cells and dye sensitized solar cells can be used to due to such features achieve high efficiency effective charge excellent and carrier mobility. Electrical properties of compouns could be linked planar structure of anthracene structure, conjugated, and the crystalline. A series of new organic dyes including variety amines as electron donors, a variety of anthracene based donoracceptor (D-A) type molecules, the following compounds: 2-(1 (5-(10-(thiophen-2-yl)anthracen-9-yl)thiophen-2- yl)ethylidene)malononitrile (An-B), and 2-(1-(5-(10-(thiophen-2-yl)anthracen-9-yl)thiophen-2-yl)ethylidene)malononitrile (An-C) were synthesized. Also, it is anticipated that anthracene derivatives with the thiophene moieties as π-bridge would demonstrate improve photovoltaic performance due to lowered LUMO energy level, higher electronic coupling constant, light harvesting efficiency and electron injection values. These dyes as the sensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using under one sun (AM 1.5) illumination, demonstrated efficiencies ranging from 1.12% to 2.02%, exceeding that using functionalized compounds. 
KEYWORDS dye-sensitized solar cells; power conversion efficiency; anthracene
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