Ru Dye N3

First reported in 1991 by Professor Michael Grätzel of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the use of Ru complexes in Dye Sensitive Solar Cells (DSSCs) is an excellent way to generate energy from a renewable source. In Grätzel´s solar cells, the Ruthenium dye, adsorbed on a thin layer of nanocrystalline TiO2, is used as photo anode while the counter electrode contains Pt.

The use of Umicore Ruthenium Dyes in dye solar cells is covered by patents of EPFL, Switzerland.

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