Polymer Photovoltaics: A Practical Approach (Press Monographs)

Polymer Photovoltaics: A Practical Approach (Press Monographs)

By: Frederik C. Krebs (editor)Hardback

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This book is intended to be a practical guide in the laboratory for the experimental solar cell scientist whether he or she is involved with synthesis, device preparation, processing, or device characterization. Useful to all scientists working practically in the field, the book presents the process of creating a polymer solar-cell device beginning with a description of materials, including how they are made and characterized, followed by how the materials are processed into devices and films, and how these are characterized. From there, the status of two emerging fields of polymer solar cells are described: degradation and stability and large-area processing.


Index; Preface; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1; Introduction; 1.1 Human Energy Consumption Now And In The Future; 1.2 Renewable Energy Sources; 1.3 Important Facts About Energy, Energy Conversion, The Earth And The Sun; 1.4 Solar Energy; 1.5 The Storage And Relocation Problem; 1.6 Types Of Solar Cells; 1.7 Current Challenges; References; Chapter 2; The Polymer Solar Cell; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Materials; 2.2.1 Polymers; Poly(phenylenevinylenes); Poly(thiophenes); Low bandgap polymers; Other polymers; Thermocleavable materials; 2.2.2 Molecules and oligomers; Small molecules; Fullerenes; Oligomers; 2.3 Fast And Simple Guide To A Polymer Solar Cell From Scratch; 2.3.1 Equipment; 2.3.2 The substrate; 2.3.3 The PEDOT:PSS layer; 2.3.4 The active layer; Materials.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819467812
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780819467812
  • ISBN10: 0819467812

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