Tutorials - videos: PROPERTIES

 Novel nanomaterials and concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion part 1
Prof dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/Eindhoven (NL)) will give an overview of the working principles of organic and polymer solar cells and highlight the subtle interplay of chemical and electronic structure, photophysics, charge transport, nanoscale morphology and device architecture in reaching higher efficiencies. Morphological and photophysical studies will be presented that provide insights into existing loss mechanisms and can lead to improved materials design.
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 Novel nanomaterials and concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion part 2
Prof dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/Eindhoven (NL))
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 Novel nanomaterials and concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion part 3
Prof dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/Eindhoven (NL))
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 Converting solar to electrical energy with organics : a brief overview
Prof. dr. ir. Koen Vandewal - Institut für Angewandte Photophysik -Technische Universität Dresden (DE) tells us how OPV is doing in terms of power conversion efficiency. The need for understanding the fundamental working principles is of great importance in order to further increase the efficiency.

 Morphology or organic mixed layers
Prof. dr. Ellen Moons - Karlstads Universitet (SE) focuses on parts of  the mixed organic films, containing evaporated layers of organic molecules as well as solution processes molecules.

 Charge transport : structure-property relations
Drs. Scott Himmelberger - Stanford University (USA) gives us an insight in the current understanding of how microstructure influences charge transport in semi-conducting polymers as it relates to solar cells. They are complex devices, because there are a lot of processes that need to be tuned to have an efficiently working device.

 Small molecules - great performance
Prof. dr. Koen Vandewal (Institut für Angewandte Photophysik - Technische Universität Dresden (DE)) gives a definition of organic electronics, the advantages of them and the bright future of organic electronics.

 Tandem polymer solar cells: towards higher efficiencies and water splitting
Prof. dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/Eindhoven (NL)) goes into detail on tandem polymer cells, what makes a solar cell efficient and how can we optimize the efficiency.

 Devices physics: charge transport and recombination in organic solar cells part 1
Prof. dr. Paul Blom (Max Plack Institute for polymer research, Mainz) explains how (organic) solar cells work. First he will tell about the general background of the charge transport mechanism in organic semiconductors. Then he will explain how electrical current is generated in a semiconductor by means of light.
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 Devices physics: charge transport and recombination in organic solar cells part 2
In this second part of this tutorial, Prof. dr. Paul Blom (Max Plack Institute for polymer research, Mainz) tries to adapt the theory he explained in the first part, on organic solar cells.
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 Photo physics Part 1
Prof. dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/e) explains the photo-physical processes that are going on in organic solar cells. These quiet complex devices need materials, charge transport and light, and all these things have to work together (part 1).
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 Photo physics Part 2
Prof. dr. ir. R.A.J. Janssen (TU/e) explains the photo-physical processes that are going on in organic solar cells. These quiet complex devices need materials, charge transport and light, and all these things have to work together (part 2).
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