Organic Photovoltaics

Concepts and Realization

  • Christoph J. Brabec
  • Vladimir Dyakonov
  • Jürgen Parisi
  • Niyazi S. Sariciftci

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Christoph J. Brabec, Vladimir Dyakonov
    Pages 1-56
  3. Davide Comoretto, Guglielmo Lanzani
    Pages 57-90
  4. Gottfried H. Bauer, Peter Würfel
    Pages 118-158
  5. Olle Inganäs, Lucimara Stolz Roman
    Pages 249-272
  6. Jan Kroon, Andreas Hinsch
    Pages 273-290
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-300

About this book


Achieving efficient solar energy conversion at both large scale and low cost is among the most important technological challenges for the near future. The present volume describes and explains the fundamentals of organic/plastic solar cells in a manner accessible to both researchers and students. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the operational principles underlying several types of solar cells that have absorber layers based on polymer materials and small molecules. It addresses competing approaches, such as polymer solar cells and dye-sensitized cells, while considering the thermodynamic principles within the context of these schemes. Organic Photovoltaics also analyzes in detail the charge-transfer processes in the bulk-heterojunction devices corresponding to the relevant mechanism of carrier generation. Emphasized throughout is the concept of interpenetrating polymer-fullerene networks, due to their high potential for improving power efficiency.


Bulk heterojunction solar cells Conjugated polymers Diode Helium-Atom-Streuung Organic semiconductors Photo-induced charge transfer Photodiode Potential Solar energy fullerenes network photovoltaics semiconductor solar cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph J. Brabec
    • 1
  • Vladimir Dyakonov
    • 2
  • Jürgen Parisi
    • 3
    • 2
  • Niyazi S. Sariciftci
    • 4
  1. 1.Siemens AG CT MM1 Innovative ElectronicsErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics Dept. of Energy and Semiconductor ResearchUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Fachbereich Physik, Abt. Energie- und HalbleiterforschungUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Physicsal Chemistry and Linz Institute of Organic Solar CellsUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05580-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05187-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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