Project

Nanostructured POLYmer photovoltaic devices for efficient solar SPECtrum harvesting (PolySpec)

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 December 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Design theories and methods
    • Materials science and engineering
Keywords
solar cells polymer modeling organic
 
Project description

Aim: Increasing the energy conversion effciency of organic nanostructured bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices, improving the stability of their nanomorphology. Methods: organic multijunction approaches, introduction of metallic nanopartikels or nanoshells for light-scattering and plasmonic effects. The tasks of UGent is modelling: guidelines for nanoparticle size, geometry, coverage, passivation and functionalization device modelling of organic polymer cell structures, single and multi-junction.