Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices

Edited by Sam-Shajing Sun and Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci 
CRC Press  2005  

Hardback  664 pp  ISBN 9780824759636      £121.00
  • Presents an international perspective on the latest research in this rapidly expanding field wit contributions from top experts and scientists around the world
  • Provides a comprehensive, unified survey of the background, current research, and applications of organic and polymeric photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Contains 20 tables, nearly 400 figures (18 in color), over 1400 references, and 25 chapter contributions from top experts around the world
  • Directs students, scientists, researchers, and designers to the next generation of clean, lightweight, flexible and renewable energy production
  • Offers a look at emerging technologies and a discussion of future directions in the related fields
Recently developed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) show distinct advantages over their inorganic counterparts due to their lighter weight, flexible shape, versatile materials synthesis and device fabrication schemes, and low cost in large-scale industrial production. Although many books currently exist on general concepts of PV and inorganic PV materials and devices, few are available that offer a comprehensive overview of recently fast developing organic and polymeric PV materials and devices.

Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices fills this gap. The book provides an international erspective on the latest research in this rapidly expanding field with contributions from top experts around the world. It presents a unified approach comprising three sections: General Overviews; Mechanisms and Modeling; and Materials and Devices. Discussions include sunlight capture, exciton diffusion and dissociation, interface properties, charge recombination and migration, and a variety of currently developing OPV materials/devices. The book also includes two forewords: one by Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan J. Heeger, and the other by Drs. Aloysius Hepp and Sheila Bailey of NASA Glenn Research Center.

Organic Photovoltaics equips students, researchers, and engineers with knowledge of the mechanisms, materials, devices, and applications of OPVs necessary to develop cheaper, lighter, and cleaner renewable energy throughout the coming decades.


Foreword 1,Alan J. Heeger, Nobel Laureate, University of California at Santa Barbara
Foreword 2,Aloysius F. Hepp and Sheila G. Bailey, Photovoltaic and Space Environments Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center
The Story of Solar Cells,J. Perlin
Inorganic Photovoltaic Materials and Devices: Past, Present, and Future,A.F. Hepp, S.G. Bailey, and R.P. Raffaelle
Natural Organic Photosynthetic Solar Energy Transduction, R.E. Blankenship
Solid-State Organic Photovoltaics: A Review of Molecular and Polymeric Devices, P.A. Lane and Z.H. Kafafi
Simulations of Optical Processes in Organic Photovoltaic Devices, N-K. Persson and O. Inganäs
Coulomb Forces in Excitonic Solar Cells, B.A. Gregg
Electronic Structure of Organic Photovoltaic Materials: Modeling of Exciton-Dissociation and Charge-Recombination Processes, J. Cornil, V. Lemaur, M.C. Steel, H. Dupin, A. Burquel, D. Beljonne, and J-L. Brédas
Optimization of Organic Solar Cells in Both Space and Energy-Time Domains, S-S. Sun and C.E. Bonner
Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, H. Hoppe and N.S. Sariciftci
Organic Solar Cells Incorporating a p-i-n Junction and a p-n Homojunction, M. Hiramoto
Liquid-Crystal Approaches to Organic Photovoltaics, B. Kippelen, S. Yoo, J.A. Haddock, B. Domercq, S. Barlow, B. Minch, W. Xia, S.R. Marder, and N.R. Armstrong, Photovoltaic Cells Based on Nanoporous Titania Films Filled with Conjugated Polymers, K.M. Coakley and M.D. McGehee
Solar Cells Based on Cyanine and Polymethine Dyes, H. Tian and F. Meng
Semiconductor Quantum Dot Based Nanocomposite Solar Cells, M.H. Wu, A. Ueda, and R. Mu
Solar Cells Based on Composites of Donor Conjugated Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes, E. Kymakis and G.A.J. Amaratunga
Photovoltaic Devices Based on Polythiophene/C60, L.S. Roman
Alternating Fluorene Copolymer-Fullerene Blend Solar Cells, O. Inganäs, F. Zhang, X. Wang, A. Gadisa, N-K. Persson, M. Svensson, E. Perzon, W. Mammo, and M.R. Andersson
Solar Cells Based on Diblock Copolymers: A PPV Donor Block and a Fullerene Derivatized Acceptor Block, R.A. Segalman, C. Brochon, and G. Hadziioannou
Interface Electronic Structure and Organic Photovoltaic Devices, Y. Gao The Influence of the Electrode Choice on the Performance of Organic Solar Cells, A.B. Djurisic€ and C.Y. Kwong
Conducting and Transparent Polymer Electrodes, F. Zhang and O. Inganäs
Progress in Optically Transparent Conducting Polymers, V. Seshadri and G.A. Sotzing
Optoelectronic Properties of Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Binary Pairs with Variety of LUMO Level Differences, S. Sensfuss and M. Al-Ibrahim
Polymer-Fullerene Concentration Gradient Photovoltaic Devices by Thermally Controlled Interdiffusion, M. Drees, R.M. Davis, and R. Heflin
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Organic Photovoltaic Devices, M.H-C. Jin and L. Dai

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