Organic Solar Cells

Materials and Device Physics

  • Wallace C.H. Choy

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Dixon D. S. Fung, Wallace C. H. Choy
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jianhui Hou, Xia Guo
    Pages 17-42
  4. Chunhui Duan, Chengmei Zhong, Fei Huang, Yong Cao
    Pages 43-79
  5. Xiangjian Wan, Guankui Long, Yongsheng Chen
    Pages 81-102
  6. D. W. Zhao, L. Ke, W. Huang, X. W. Sun
    Pages 139-176
  7. Wei E. I. Sha, Wallace C. H. Choy, Weng Cho Chew
    Pages 177-210
  8. Dixon D. S. Fung, Wallace C. H. Choy
    Pages 211-242

About this book


Organic solar cells have emerged as new promising photovoltaic devices due to their potential applications in large area, printable and flexible solar panels. Organic Solar Cells: Materials and Device Physics offers an updated review on the topics covering the synthesis, properties and applications of new materials for various critical roles in devices from electrodes, interface and carrier transport materials, to the active layer composed of donors and acceptors.

Addressing the important device physics issues of carrier and exciton dynamics and interface stability and novel light trapping structures, the potential for hybrid organic solar cells to provide high efficiency solar cells is examined and discussed in detail. Specific chapters covers key areas including:

·         Latest research and designs for highly effective polymer donors/acceptors and interface materials


·         Synthesis and application of highly transparent and conductive graphene


·         Exciton and charge dynamics for in-depth understanding of the mechanism underlying organic solar cells.


·         New potentials and emerging functionalities of plasmonic effects in OSCs


·         Interface Degradation Mechanisms in organic photovoltaics improving the

entire device lifetime


·         Device architecture and operation mechanism of organic/ inorganic hybrid solar cells for next generation of high performance photovoltaics


This reference can be practically and theoretically applied by senior undergraduates, postgraduates, engineers, scientists, researchers, and project managers with some fundamental knowledge in organic and inorganic semiconductor materials or devices.


Electrical Properties of Organic Cells Light trapping Properties of Organic Cells Organic Photovoltaic Devices Organic Solar Cells Solar Device Physics and Structures Transparent and Conductive Graphene as an Electrode

Editors and affiliations

  • Wallace C.H. Choy
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Electrical & ElectronicThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4822-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4823-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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