Required Equipment for Photo-Switchable Donor-Acceptor (D-A) Dyad Interfacial Self-Assembled Monolayers for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Final rept. 15 Sep 2012-14 Sep 2013
TEXAS UNIV AT EL PASO
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Seven major instruments were purchased 1 A DXR Smart Raman spectrometer, 2 A Bruker Tensor 27 FT Infrared Spectrometer, 3 An Alpha-Step D-120 Profilometer from KLA Tencor Corp., 4 A Rame-Hart model 250 GoniometerTensiometer, 5 an Agilent Diffuse Reflectance Accessory, 6 a Jelight Co. UVO cleaner, and 7 a Laurell Technologies Spin Coater. These instruments were used to characterize a variety of photoswitchable Donor-Acceptor DA dyads that were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as Interfacial Layers ILs in Organic Photovoltaic OPV devices and in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells DSSCs. Proof of the original proposal concept, photoswitched ILs, was unambiguously established.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
- Electric Power Production and Distribution