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Progress in High-Efficient Solution Process Organic Photovoltaic Devices

Fundamentals, Materials, Devices and Fabrication

  • Yang Yang
  • Gang Li

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 130)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fundamentals

  3. Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Yen-Ju Cheng, Chien-Lung Wang, Jhong-Sian Wu, Chain-Shu Hsu
      Pages 145-189
    3. Fulvio Giacomo Brunetti
      Pages 221-247
  4. Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Yu-Wei Su, Mao-Yuan Chiu, Kung-Hwa Wei
      Pages 251-271
    3. Chang-Zhi Li, Hin-Lap Yip, Alex K.-Y. Jen
      Pages 273-297
    4. Ming-Kai Chuang, Jyh-Lih Wu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Fang-Chung Chen
      Pages 299-313
    5. Ziruo Hong, Letian Dou, Gang Li, Yang Yang
      Pages 315-346
  5. Fabrication and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Hui Joon Park, L. Jay Guo
      Pages 349-373
    3. Fu Rong Zhu
      Pages 375-408
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-417

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.


Energy technology OPV book Optical and electronic materials Organic chemistry Organic electronics Organic photovoltaic devices review Organic solar cells Polymer solar cells Small molecule solar cells Solution processable solar cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Yang Yang
    • 1
  • Gang Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

2009 – Present: VP of Engineering, Solarmer Energy Inc., El Monte, CA 2008 Director of Research, Solarmer Energy Inc., El Monte, CA 2007 – 2008 Senior Research Fellow, Solarmer Energy Inc., El Monte, CA Professional Activities Research Accomplishments 1998-Present: Authored/co-authorized 50 peer-review publications (45 journal papers and5 peer refereed conference papers) and 3 book chapters in the area of organic semiconductors: OLEDs, PLEDs, Polymer solar cells, on Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Physics Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., J. Mater. Chem., Nanotechnology Citation = 4174, H-Index = 30 2001-2007 Participating and responsible for several research projects supported by US DOE, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Office of Navy Research (ONR)

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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.