Solar energy-conversion processes in organic solar cells

Zhihua Xu, Huidong Zang, Bin Hu

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Abstract

Organic semiconducting materials have demonstrated attractive light-absorption and photocurrent-generation functions due to their delocalized π electrons as well as intra-molecular and inter-molecular charge separation proceses. On the other hand, organic semiconducting materials have easy property tuning, are mechanically exible, and have large-area thin film formation properties. As a result, organic materials have become potential candidates in solar energy applications. This article will review critical energy-conversion processes in organic solar cells with the focus on single and triplet photovoltaic responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJOM
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA9550-06-10070) (Dr. Charles Lee, Program Officer), National Science Foundation Career Award (ECCS-0644945), and Center for Materials Processing at the University of Tennessee.

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