Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices

Sam-Shajing Sun, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

March 29, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 664 Pages - 18 Color & 385 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824759636 - CAT# DK963X
Series: Optical Science and Engineering

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Features

  • Presents an international perspective on the latest research in this rapidly expanding field with 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
  • Summary

    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 perspective 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.