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About this book
This book presents an important technique to process organic photovoltaic devices. The basics, materials aspects and manufacturing of photovoltaic devices with solution processing are explained. Solution processable organic solar cells - polymer or solution processable small molecules - have the potential to significantly reduce the costs for solar electricity and energy payback time due to the low material costs for the cells, low cost and fast fabrication processes (ambient, roll-to-roll), high material utilization etc. In addition, organic photovoltaics (OPV) also provides attractive properties like flexibility, colorful displays and transparency which could open new market opportunities. The material and device innovations lead to improved efficiency by 8% for organic photovoltaic solar cells, compared to 4% in 2005. Both academic and industry research have significant interest in the development of this technology. This book gives an overview of the booming technology, focusing on the solution process for organic solar cells and provides a state-of-the-art report of the latest developments. World class experts cover fundamental, materials, devices and manufacturing technology of OPV technology.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Progress in High-Efficient Solution Process Organic Photovoltaic Devices
- Book Subtitle Fundamentals, Materials, Devices and Fabrication
- Series Title Topics in Applied Physics
- Series Abbreviated Title Topics Applied Physics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45509-8
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-45508-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52090-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-662-45509-8
- Series ISSN 0303-4216
- Series E-ISSN 1437-0859
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVII, 417
- Number of Illustrations 153 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
Optical and Electronic Materials
Renewable and Green Energy
Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering
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Review by Prof. Joseph Shinar, Ames Laboratory – USDOE and Iowa State University:
The Table of Contents is very solid and the list of contributors is very impressive. It appears to strike the perfect coverage from fundamentals of the materials and composites to the fundamentals of the device physics to the state-of-the-art in device performance. I am particularly impressed by the participation of the following:
Vardeny is obviously one of the most prominent researchers in ultrafast spectroscopy of pi-conjugated materials and blends.
Ronald Osterbacka is also a very well-known researcher in pi-conjugated materials, although I am not familiar with his publications on OPVs.
Yongli Gao is a veteran, extremely well-established researcher on the surfaces of pi-conjugated materials and related systems.
Paul Blom is one of the prominent researchers in both modeling and measuring carrier transport in organic semiconductor devices.
Luping Yu is one of the two most leading synthetic chemists of low-gap polymers for OPVs.
Mario LeClerc is the other leading synthetic chemist in this field.
Fred Wudl is one of the most veteran and well-known chemists in the synthesis of novel pi-conjugated polymers.
Alex Jen is another prominent chemist who has published extensively on OPVs.
Rene Janssen is another leading authority on fabrication and studies of OPVs.
Frederick Krebs is one of the most prominent authorities on the state-of-the-art performance of OPVs.
In summary -- a dream team.