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 •  August 26, 2015

In making all-plastic solar cells, mixing donor and acceptor polymers ... potential of new materials developed in labs,” says Zhenan Bao, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering ...

Solar Novus Today

 •  June 24, 2012

Lin X. Chen at the US Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is taking a fresh approach to improving organic solar cells by investigating the exciton, a quasi-particle few other researchers have focused on in the quest to help this promising yet seemingly lab-bound technology break out into the real world.
My collaborators and I ...

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 •  July 28, 2011

Researchers from the Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials & Devices at the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, and the University of Hong Kong, have shown that the band gap and energy levels of conjugated polymers can be finely tuned using a donor-n-acceptor (D-n-A) molecular design. This tuning ability is important for ...

Solar Novus Today

 •  July 4, 2011

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and the University of Cambridge have shown that very simple and inexpensive manufacturing methods in which flexible layers of material are deposited over large areas like cling-film can be used to make efficient solar cell structures.
Polymer solar cells are cheaper to produce than conventional silicon ...