Development of N- and P- Types of Semiconducting Polymers
Final rept. 1 Apr 2012-31 Mar 2015
CHICAGO UNIV IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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In the past three years, our research project sponsored by AFOSR has been focused on developing low bandgap semiconducting polymers as both the donor and acceptor materials for BHJ solar cells. Research effort were also devoted to establish structure-property relationship and develop approaches to optimize light harvest, charge separation and charge collection, thus the overall power conversion efficiency PCE. We have made very important contributions to the field and developed a series of new semiconducting polymers for highly efficient ternary polymer solar cells. We also discovered cooperative plasmonic effect of dual precious metal nanoparticles in enhancing PCE of BHJ solar cells. Multiwall carbon nanowire were introduced to significantly enhance the charge collection. These results have had significant impact to the area. Several polymers developed in our lab are now widely investigated around world. Seven of the papers published are highly cited as indicated by SCI.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electric Power Production and Distribution