Short about Uppsala
Uppsala is the fourth largest city of Sweden, situated appr. 35 km from Arlanda airport. Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries, founded in 1477. More reading regarding can be found at www.destinationuppsala.se.
The location has been chosen as Uppsala has an important place in the DSSC history. Already in 1994, Anders Hagfeldt and coworkers published the paper "Verification of high efficiencies for the Grätzel-cell. A 7% efficient solar cell based on dye-sensitized colloidal TiO2 films", where findings of the pioneering Nature-publication from Michael Grätzel and Brian O'Regan were confirmed. Since then, the Uppsala DSSC group (now led by Dyenamo co-founder Gerrit Boschloo) has continued to publish important achievements such as the press-technique for nanostructured films, the efficient DSSC with cobalt-based redox mediators, the Zombie cell and the toolbox characterization concept.
Travel to Uppsala
The closest airport to Uppsala is Stockholm Arlanda, situated approximately 35km south of the city. Public transport runs between Uppsala and Arlanda frequently, and includes buses, trains and taxis. Depending on the mode of transport you use, it will take between 20 and 45 minutes to travel from Arlanda to Uppsala.
Uppsala Taxi offers a fixed price for passengers travelling from Arlanda to Uppsala. They charge approximately SEK 500. However, you can find a variety of different taxi companies in the taxi area outside of the airport.