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Organic Photovoltaics - Materials to Devices: Volume 1390. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2339923
  • Book
  • July 2012
  • 212 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Symposia H, 'Organic Photovoltaic Devices and Processing', and I, 'Fundamental Processes of Solar Harvesting in Excitonic Solar Cells', were co-ordinated to create an organic photovoltaic super symposium at the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston from November 28–December 2. Exciting advances were reported in the conference, including achieving 10% energy conversion efficiency, both a psychological barrier and a milestone in organic photovoltaics. The relevance of organic photovoltaics has steadily increased in consumer applications with aesthetics, mechanical flexibility and buzz value. Broader commercial adaptation, however, remains elusive in the face of increased competition from inorganic counterparts. The enduring challenges of stability and efficiency will ultimately determine the future application of organic photovoltaics and its broader societal impact. This volume presents a glimpse of the wide variety of topics presented and discussed, ranging from fundamental processes behind photosynthesis to materials processing and characterisation, and engineering state-of-the-art solar cells.
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Part I - Materials:
1. Naphthodithiophene-diketopyrrolopyrrole small molecule donors for efficient solution-processed solar cells;
2. Doping effect on chloroindium phthalocyanine (ClInPc)/C60 solar cells;
3. Enhanced chlorophyll a purification and dye sensitized solar cell performance;
4. Directed assembly of model block copolymer-PCBM blend system for photovoltaic applications;
5. Development of new fullerene-based electron acceptors for efficient organic photovoltaic cells;
6. A novel chemical synthesis >1 lm2 reduced graphene oxide sheets;

Part II - Device and Characterization:
7. Influence of OVPD parameters on the performance of organic solar cells utilizing pentacene/PTCDI absorption layers;
8. All-polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells with high fill factors based on blends of poly-3-hexylthiophene: poly(perylene diimide-alt-terthiophene);
9. Towards highly efficient solar cells based on merocyanine dyes;
10. Enhanced open circuit voltage in aluminum confined post-annealing of poly(3-hexylthiophene)/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells under electric field;
11. Effect of the temperature of annealing on the performance of fluorene and bithiophene copolymer in bilayer solar cells;
12. Electrochemical studies and thermodynamic parameters of tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (II) in nonaqueous solutions;
13. Effect of cathode metal evaporation rate on the deep trapped hole formation in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells;
14. Analyzing open-voltage of double-layer organic solar cells using optical electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation;

Part III - Module and Processing:
15. Polymer solar modules: laser structuring and quality control by lock-in thermography;
16. Combinatorial screening of polymer/fullerene blends for solar cells by inkjet printing;
17. Fabrication of organic polymer solar cells by a novel solution-based vapor-like mist deposition method;
18. Systematic process development for optimization of manufacturable organic solar cells;

Part IV - Morphology and Transport:
19. The essence and efficiency limits of bulk-heterostructure organic solar cells;
20. Effect of active layer morphology on recombination mechanism in polymer: fullerene organic bulk heterojunction solar cells;
21. Phase morphology in poly(thiophene)-fullerene thin film devices;
22. Extended exciton diffusion in rubrene single-crystalline organic solar cells;

Part V - Nanostructures in Advanced Solar Cells:
23. Dyes in vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays for solar cell applications;
24. Metal electroplating of three dimensional (3D) electrode in electrolyte-less dye sensitized solar cells (ELDSC);
25. Solid state PbS quantum dots/TiO2 nanoparticles heterojunction solar cell;
26. Optical properties of alloyed PbSexS1-x nanorods;
27. Atomistic simulation of dissipative charge carrier dynamics for photocatalysis.
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Gang Li University of California, Los Angeles.

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dana C. Olson National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.

Moritz Riede Technische Universität, Dresden.

Venkat Bommisetty South Dakota State University.

Mario Leclerc Université Laval, Québec.

Vladimir Dyakonov Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.

Gary Rumbles National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.

Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci Johannes Kepler Universität Linz.
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