Organic Photovoltaics: Concepts and Realization by Christoph Joseph BrabecOrganic Photovoltaics: Concepts and Realization by Christoph Joseph Brabec

Organic Photovoltaics: Concepts and Realization

byChristoph Joseph BrabecEditorVladimir Dyakonov, Jürgen Parisi

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Achieving efficient solar energy conversion at both large scale and low cost is among the most important technological challenges for the near future. The present volume describes and explains the fundamentals of organic/plastic solar cells in a manner accessible to both researchers and students. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the operational principles underlying several types of solar cells that have absorber layers based on polymer materials and small molecules. It addresses competing approaches, such as polymer solar cells and dye-sensitized cells, while considering the thermodynamic principles within the context of these schemes.Organic Photovoltaicsalso analyzes in detail the charge-transfer processes in the bulk-heterojunction devices corresponding to the relevant mechanism of carrier generation. Emphasized throughout is the concept of interpenetrating polymer-fullerene networks, due to their high potential for improving power efficiency.

Title:Organic Photovoltaics: Concepts and RealizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:364205580X

ISBN - 13:9783642055805


Table of Contents

1 Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Bulk Heterojunction Composites.- 2 Optical and Spectroscopic Properties of Conjugated Polymers.- 3 Transport Properties of Conjugated Polymers.- 4 Quantum Solar Energy Conversion and Application to Organic Solar Cells.- 5 Semiconductor Aspects of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells.- 6 Organic Photodiodes: From Diodes to Blends.- 7 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.