Elementary Processes in Organic Photovoltaics

  • Karl Leo

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 272)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Esther Barrena, Felix Buss, Ana Perez-Rodriguez, Monamie Sanyal, Benjamin Schmidt-Hansberg, Michael F. G. Klein et al.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Amaresh Mishra, Volker Schmidt, René A. J. Janssen, Peter Bäuerle
    Pages 25-49
  4. Christian Koerner, Hannah Ziehlke, Roland Fitzner, Moritz Riede, Amaresh Mishra, Peter Bäuerle et al.
    Pages 51-75
  5. Andreas Opitz, Rupak Banerjee, Stefan Grob, Mark Gruber, Alexander Hinderhofer, Ulrich Hörmann et al.
    Pages 77-108
  6. Elizabeth von Hauff, Enrico da Como, Sabine Ludwigs
    Pages 109-138
  7. Vladimir Dyakonov, Hannes Kraus, Andreas Sperlich, Robert Magerle, Mario Zerson, Martin Dehnert
    Pages 139-155
  8. David Heinrich, Martin Hufnagel, Chetan Raj Singh, Matthias Fischer, Shahidul Alam, Harald Hoppe et al.
    Pages 157-191
  9. Alhama Arjona-Esteban, Martin Robert Lenze, Klaus Meerholz, Frank Würthner
    Pages 193-214
  10. Thomas Pfadler, Claudia M. Palumbiny, Wojciech Pisula, Holger C. Hesse, Xinliang Feng, Klaus Müllen et al.
    Pages 215-242
  11. Marcel Schubert, Johannes Frisch, Sybille Allard, Eduard Preis, Ullrich Scherf, Norbert Koch et al.
    Pages 243-265
  12. Frédéric Laquai, Denis Andrienko, Carsten Deibel, Dieter Neher
    Pages 267-291
  13. T. Stubhan, N. Wolf, J. Manara, V. Dyakonov, C. J. Brabec
    Pages 293-310
  14. Tayebeh Ameri, Michael Forster, Ullrich Scherf, Christoph J. Brabec
    Pages 311-326
  15. Till Jägeler-Hoheisel, Johannes Benduhn, Christian Körner, Karl Leo
    Pages 327-349
  16. Annika Spies, Jeneke Reinhardt, Mathias List, Birger Zimmermann, Uli Würfel
    Pages 401-418
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 419-421

About this book


This volume presents the results of a multi-year research programme funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council), which explains how organic solar cells work. In this new promising photovoltaic technology, carbon-based materials are deposited by low-cost methods onto flexible substrates, thus allowing devices which open completely new applications like transparent coatings for building, solar cells integrated into clothing or packages, and many more. The investigation of organic solar cells is an interdisciplinary  topic, covering physics, chemistry and engineering. The different chapters address topics ranging from the synthesis of new organic materials, to the characterization of the elementary processes such as exciton transport and separation, and the principles of highly efficient device design.


Block copolymers Bulk-heterojunction solar cells Charge separation at nanomolecular interfaces Intermolecular charge transfer Nanoscale morphology Organic semiconductors Organic solar cells from self-assembling Polymer-fullerene bulk-heterojunctions Polymeric solar cells p-B-n organic junctions

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  • Karl Leo
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  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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