Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Audience: Year 10-12 students

Student number: 20

Duration: 1-1.5hours


Students will work in pairs to construct a dye sensitised solar cell using a range of dye sources.

The students will measure the voltage of their cells at different intensities of light and compare results for different dyes.

Results will be discussed and the science behind the solar cell explained.

Students will be asked to put forward ideas for further research in this field and their ideas will be linked to current research on solar chemistry in the department and in other HEIs.