Tutorials - videos: THEORY

 Introduction to stochastic thermodynamics: application to thermo- and photo-electricity in small devices part1
Prof dr. M. Esposito (Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB (BE)). His lecture starts with a simple introduction to the theory of stochastic thermodynamics. The aim is to demonstrate that a consistent nonequilibrium thermodynamic description can be constructed for small systems described by stochastic master equations. Later on it is shown that this formulation can be succesfully applied to study thermoelectricity and photoelectricity. The lector analyses in detail two simple models and special attention will be given to the study of efficiency at maximum power.
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 Introduction to stochastic thermodynamics: application to thermo- and photo-electricity in small devices part2
Prof dr. M. Esposito (Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB (BE)
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 Theoretical insight at the molecular scale into key electronic processes in organic solar cells part 1 
There are many processes going on in organic solar cells. Prof. dr. Jérôme Cornil of the University of Mons - Laboratory for chemistry of novel materials, shows us how electrical stimulation can be exploited to understand electronic processes at the molecular scale in organic solar cells (part 1).
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 Theoretical insight at the molecular scale into key electronic processes in organic solar cells part 2
There are many processes going on in organic solar cells. Prof. dr. Jérôme Cornil of the University of Mons - Laboratory for chemistry of novel materials, shows us how electrical stimulation can be exploited to understand electronic processes at the molecular scale in organic solar cells (part 2).
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 Device physics and simulation of organic solar cells
Prof. dr. ing. Thomas Kirchartz - Forschungszentrum Jülich (DE) first gives an overview of the general functionality of organic solar cells to show what can be simulated. He focuses then on how charge carrier extraction works on very thin devices. This involves understanding the recombination and measuring of the band diagram: how it looks and learn about it.