Interfacial structure and dynamics in organic photovoltaics

From solar cells to single molecules

Michael L. Blumenfeld, Jason M. Tyler, Oliver L A Monti Masel

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Abstract

Organic solar cells based on bulk heterojunction architecture have displayed a complex interplay of morphology, interfacial physics and charge transport characterisitics. We are building a multi-layered research program through collaboration and innovation aimed at understanding how these complexities affect organic photovoltaic function. At the core of this research program is the development of novel experimental methodologies that address the fundamental heterogeneity of organic solar cells. Scanning photoionization microscopy (SPIM) is demonstrated as a tool for mapping the local energy structure of the bulk heterojunction with the chemical contrast of resonant multiphoton ionization and the spatial resolution of diffraction-limited excitation. Femtosecond time-resolved SPIM is introduced as a technique for measuring exciton dissociation dynamics in films based on novel directed architectures employing magnetically- directed assembly by functionalized ferromagnetic cobalt nanoparticles. Single molecule microscopy of fluorescent probes deposited on well-defined wide bandgap semiconductors is demonstrated as a tool for investigating the fundamental energy pathways that govern photovoltaic efficiencies. We will present first results obtained from microscopic studies based on these experimental platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2007
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007

Other

Other233rd ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/25/073/29/07

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Solar cells
Microscopic examination
Photoionization
Molecules
Heterojunctions
Scanning
Cobalt
Fluorescent Dyes
Ionization
Charge transfer
Energy gap
Physics
Innovation
Diffraction
Semiconductor materials
Nanoparticles
Organic solar cells
LDS 751

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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Blumenfeld, M. L., Tyler, J. M., & Monti Masel, O. L. A. (2007). Interfacial structure and dynamics in organic photovoltaics: From solar cells to single molecules. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Interfacial structure and dynamics in organic photovoltaics : From solar cells to single molecules. / Blumenfeld, Michael L.; Tyler, Jason M.; Monti Masel, Oliver L A.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Blumenfeld, ML, Tyler, JM & Monti Masel, OLA 2007, Interfacial structure and dynamics in organic photovoltaics: From solar cells to single molecules. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, 3/25/07.
Blumenfeld, Michael L. ; Tyler, Jason M. ; Monti Masel, Oliver L A. / Interfacial structure and dynamics in organic photovoltaics : From solar cells to single molecules. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2007.
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