Organic Semiconductors for Next Generation Organic Photovoltaics

Solmaz Torabi

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Abstract

Solar technology is a necessary component of the movement toward renewable energies. The major part of today’s solar electricity generation is provided by photovoltaic (PV) facilities. However, the total share of photovoltaics in the global electricity generation is still very little. A reduction in the module and balance of system costs can help PV to increase its share of energy generation among other renewables. For this prospect, thin film solar technology is likely a suitable candidate.
Organic photovoltaics (OPV) is one of the emerging thin film solar technologies that utilize earth abundant materials and hold promise for cost reduction because of flexibility and light weight. However, organic solar cells need to overcome their current limitations in terms of power conversion efficiency (PCE), stability and manufacturability to secure a serious place in the PV market.
By investigating a strategy for enhancing the dielectric constant of organic semiconductors, studying the reliability of the dielectric constant characterization method and exploring morphology optimization routes for efficient solar cells, this thesis covers a complete pathway from material design to implementation.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Koster, Jan Anton, Supervisor
  • Loi, Maria, Supervisor
  • Hummelen, Kees, Supervisor
  • Nelson, J., Assessment committee, External person
  • Brütting, W., Assessment committee, External person
  • Loos, Katja, Assessment committee
Award date26-Jan-2018
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-94-034-0399-1
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-0398-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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