1st Edition

Organic Photovoltaics Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices

Edited By Sam-Shajing Sun, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci Copyright 2005
    666 Pages
    by CRC Press

    666 Pages 385 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Foreword 1. Foreword 2. Preface. Acknowledgements. Editors. Contributors. General Overviews. Mechanisms and Modeling. Materials and Devices.


    Sun, Sam-Shajing | Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar