Interface science of emerging organic solar cell platforms

Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical approaches to the characterization of interfacial charge transfer processes

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Abstract

Organic solar cell (OPV) energy conversion platforms have been identified as one possible pathway photovoltaic platforms with a cost of less than $1/W p installed, and have recently shown impressive increases in efficiency. OPVs are created from inexpensive, earth-abundant, complex material sets with a multitude of oxide/organic, metal/organic and organic/organic' interfaces, whose composition and energetics can control device efficiency. This talk will focus on our recent efforts to bring electrochemical models and electrochemical/spectroelectrochemical characterization to study critical interfaces in OPV materials and platforms, demonstrating especially the enhanced sensitivity that ATR spectroelectrochemical studies can bring to the understanding of electron transfer to monolayers of redox active molecules which are components of OPV platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

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Other242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/28/119/1/11

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Charge transfer
Energy conversion
Oxides
Monolayers
Metals
Earth (planet)
Molecules
Electrons
Chemical analysis
Costs
Organic solar cells
Oxidation-Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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