Journal of Modern Materials https://journals.aijr.org/index.php/jmm <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> AIJR Publisher en-US Journal of Modern Materials 2456-4834 <div id="copyrightNotice">Author(s) retains full copyright of their article and grants non-exclusive publishing right to <strong>Journal of Modern Materials</strong> and its publisher "<a title="AIJR Publisher homepage" href="https://aijr.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AIJR</a> (India)". Author(s) can archive pre-print, post-print, and published version/PDF to any open access, institutional repository, social media, or personal website provided that Published source must be acknowledged with citation and link to publisher version.<br />Click <a title="Copyright Policy" href="https://aijr.org/about/policies/copyright/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for more information on Copyright policy<br />Click <a title="Licensing Policy" href="https://journals.aijr.org/index.php/jmm/about#licensing">here</a> for more information on Licensing policy</div> Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc (II) Phthalocyanine for Screening Potential Solar Cell Dye Application https://journals.aijr.org/index.php/jmm/article/view/4622 <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> Connor Atkinson Copyright (c) 2022 Connor Atkinson (Author) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-01-12 2022-01-12 9 1 3 10 10.21467/jmm.9.1.3-10