Michael Grätzel and Insplorion – A Successful Collaboration

17 Apr 2012

Insplorion has together with Prof. Michael Grätzel’s group at EPFL in Switzerland and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, successfully applied Insplorion’s concept, Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing, for studies of the solar cells called Grätzel-cells. The studies have focused on molecule adsorption in the thin films of TiO2 that the solar cells consist of. The studies, presented today in Nano Letters, have disclosed some previously unknown characteristics of the solar cells.

Michael Grätzel, who truly is world-leading in the area of solar cells (Millennium Price 2010, Albert Einstein Awards 2012, etc.) says the following about Insplorion’s technology: “I find Insplorion’s technology extremely interesting for studies of dye impregnation of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. It is likely to become a valuable tool to improve the dye impregnation process and thus the performance of DSCs.”