Advances in Organic Photovoltaic Cell
An organic solar cell or plastic solar cell is a type of photovoltaic that uses organic electronics, a branch of electronics that deals with conductive organic polymers or small organic molecules,for light absorption and charge transport to produce electricity from sunlight by the photovoltaic effect. Most organic photovoltaic cells are polymer solar cells. The molecules used in organic solar cells are solution-processable at high throughput and are cheap, resulting in low production costs to fabricate a large volume.Combined with the flexibility of organic molecules, organic solar cells are potentially cost-effective for photovoltaic applications. Molecular engineering (e.g. changing the length and functional group of polymers) can change the band gap, allowing for electronic tunability. The optical absorption coefficient of organic molecules is high, so a large amount of light can be absorbed with a small amount of materials, usually on the order of hundreds of nanometers. The main disadvantages associated with organic photovoltaic cells are low efficiency, low stability and low strength compared to inorganic photovoltaic cells such as silicon solar cells.
Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Effect of embedded nanoparticle surface chemistry on plasmonic organic photovoltaic devices
  • Chapter 2
    Ex ante life cycle assessment of GaAs/Si nanowire-based tandem solar cells: a benchmark for industrialization
  • Chapter 3
    Lead-free perovskite solar cells using Sb and Bi-based A3B2X9 and A3BX6 crystals with normal and inverse cell structures
  • Chapter 4
    Photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) technology a comprehensive review on applications and its advancement
  • Chapter 5
    Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Fundamentals and Current Status
  • Chapter 6
    The field experiments and model of the natural dust deposition effects on photovoltaic module efficiency
  • Chapter 7
    Parametric study to enhance performance of wastewater treatment process, by reverse osmosis-photovoltaic system
  • Chapter 8
    Functional materials,device architecture,and flexibility of perovskite solar cell
  • Chapter 9
    Selective Soxhlets extraction to enhance solubility of newly-synthesized poly(indoloindole-selenophene vinylene selenophene) donor for photovoltaic applications
  • Chapter 10
    Organic Matter in the Solar System-Implications for Future on-Site and Sample Return Missions
  • Chapter 11
    High-rate lithium ion energy storage to facilitate increased penetration of photovoltaic systems in electricity grids
  • Chapter 12
    Optimal integration of microalgae production with photovoltaic panels: environmental impacts and energy balance
  • Chapter 13
    Progress on lead-free metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications:a review
  • Chapter 14
    Methodologies for high efficiency perovskite solar cells
  • Chapter 15
    Metal oxide semiconducting interfacial layers for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in Organic Photovoltaic Cell.
Naveen Kumar Elumalai
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Thomas Rath
Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM), NAWI Graz, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse, Austria

Marjorie Morales
INRIA BIOCORE, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

M. Jasim Uddin
Photonics and Energy Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,USA

Georgios Pallas
Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, The Netherlands

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