Summary: Thursday Seminar Series
March 15, 2012
Room 1008 Bldg 937 12:30PM
Plastic Solar Cells: Current Progress
Plastic solar cells potentially can offer low cost, large area, flexible, light-
weight, clean, and quiet alternative energy sources for indoor and outdoor
applications. In this talk, I will give an overview of the current progress,
challenges, and research opportunities in organic solar cells. Then, I will go
over some recent results in our group in characterization and device physics.
We have developed nanoscale characterization techniques to probe film
morphology and interfaces in multilayer optoelectronic devices, to image the
donor-acceptor networks laterally and vertically, to assign phase domains to
the donor and the acceptor components, and to study nanoscale charge
generation, transport, external quantum efficiency, and device physics of
organic solar cells.