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Hot exciton dissociation in donor . acceptor organic solar cells - breaking the efficiency limit of organic photovoltaics

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • New organic photovoltaic (OPV) device architecture utilising hot exciton dissociation will be developed, which will potentially increase the maximum achievable power conversion efficiency of a low cost solar cell technology beyond the currently predicted 10% limit. This project will also create opportunities to utilise new classes of conjugated donor / acceptor materials that are not considered useful according to current design rules. This has significant economic benefits by making these solar cells more affordable and also opening up the opportunity to use new materials unconstrained by existing proprietary interests, leading to new industry under National Research Priority "An environmentally sustainable Australia".

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200711

Local Award Id


  • 11528

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • New organic photovoltaic (OPV) device architecture utilising hot exciton dissociation will be developed, which will potentially increase the maximum achievable power conversion efficiency of a low cost solar cell technology beyond the currently predicted 10% limit. This project will also create opportunities to utilise new classes of conjugated donor / acceptor materials that are not considered useful according to current design rules. This has significant economic benefits by making these solar cells more affordable and also opening up the opportunity to use new materials unconstrained by existing proprietary interests, leading to new industry under National Research Priority "An environmentally sustainable Australia".

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200711

Local Award Id


  • 11528