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Rapid I−/I3− diffusion in a molecular-plastic-crystal electrolyte for potential application in solid-state photoelectrochemical cells
journal contributionposted on 01.01.2004, 00:00 authored by Q Dai, D MacFarlane, Patrick HowlettPatrick Howlett, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth
High current-carrying capacity and rapid, liquidlike diffusion were achieved in a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) based on the plastic-crystalline electrolyte succinonitrile and the I−/I3− redox couple (see diagram). This could lead to the development of true solid-state DSSCs without conventional organic-liquid electrolytes, which can cause problems with long-term device stability.