https://journals.aijr.org/index.php/jmm/issue/feed Journal of Modern Materials 2022-01-12T15:28:10+00:00 J. Modern Mater. [AIJR] jmm@aijr.org Open Journal Systems <p align="justify"><a title="Click for Journal homepage" href="https://doi.org/10.21467/jmm" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img style="float: right; padding-left: 15px; padding-right: 5px;" src="https://journals.aijr.org/public/site/images/aabahishti/JMM_cover_page.jpg" alt="JMM" /></a> Journal of Modern Materials aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific research activities related to all aspects of Material Science. It is an open access, peer-reviewed, materials research journal publishing quality research papers by AIJR Publisher.<br />Journal of modern materials is registered with CrossRef with doi: 10.21467/jmm and ISSN of this journal is 2456-4834 [online].</p> https://journals.aijr.org/index.php/jmm/article/view/4622 Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc (II) Phthalocyanine for Screening Potential Solar Cell Dye Application 2021-12-14T07:31:41+00:00 Connor Atkinson connoratkinsonlad@gmail.com <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Phthalocyanine molecules have the potential to be used in select Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) and Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs), due to UV-Vis absorbance in the 300-450 (nm) Soret Band, corresponding to π HOMO-1 to π* LUMO transition and 550-690 (nm) Q-band, corresponding to π HOMO to π* LUMO transitions. In this study Tetranitro Zinc (II) Phthalocyanine is synthesized via base catalysis before the product is characterized via IR, 1H NMR &amp; UV-Vis analysis. Assessing the desirability of the Tetranitro Zinc (II) Phthalocyanine as a solar organic semiconducting dye in DSSCs and LSCs. The desirability is assessed by novel computational DFT calculations, of the aggregation binding mode to deduce if Aggregation-Caused Quenching (ACQ) is occurring in the aggregated sample. ACQ is known to reduce DSSCs and LSCs generation of useful photo-active current. Aggregation-Caused Quenching (ACQ) is mathematically indicated in Phthalocyanine aggregation and Tetranitro Zinc (II) Phthalocyanine’s desirability is assessed for further use in DSSCs and LSCs. </span></p> 2022-01-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Connor Atkinson (Author)