Re-defining the radiative efficiency limits of organic solar cells

Re-defining the radiative efficiency limits of organic solar cells

Internship Description

Small molecule acceptors emerged as a new horizon in the field of organic solar cells in the last couple of years. These novel materials possess several advantages over the commonly used fullerene acceptors in terms of absorption strength, band gap tunability and radiative emission. This project aims to explore these novel acceptor materials in terms of their radiative efficiency limits using optical and electrical measurements such as photoluminescence, electroluminescence, PDS and FTPS.​

Deliverables/Expectations

  • This project involves optical and electrical measurements to investigate the radiative limit of high efficiency organic solar cells. Knowledge on organic solar cells is beneficial.
  • ​The successful candidate should have prior knowledge on organic solar cells, charge transport and spectroscopy.​

Faculty Name

Derya Baran

Field of Study

​Materials Science, Optics and photonics, electrical engineering