Applications of functionalized transition metal complexes in photonic and optoelectronic devices

In this paper we review some of the recent applications of these coordination complexes in photochemical systems for the direct conversion and storage of solar energy

K Kalyanasundaram

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • Transition metal complexes with low lying excited states are finding increasing use as photosensitizers
  • Major work horses are those derived from polypyridine complexes and metalloporphyrins
  • In this paper we review some of the recent applications of these coordination complexes in photochemical systems for the direct conversion and storage of solar energy
  • Mesoporous membrane type films with large surface area can be prepared from nanosized colloidal semiconductor dispersions
  • Various approaches to anchoring molecules on surfaces are first reviewed followed by an overview of the methods of preparation of mesoporous films. This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the design details of the dye-sensitized solar cells and associated mechanistic studies
  • Principles of operation of electrochromic and photoelectroluminescent devices based on anchored polypyridine complexes of Ru are indicated

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