Non-Fullerene Acceptors for Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells
Friday, November 6, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Ian G. Hill, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
The efficiencies of both small-molecule and polymer-based organic solar cells have increased dramatically over the past decade. The record lab-scale cell efficiency now stands at 11.5%, well above the 10% threshold at which a technology is thought to be commercially viable. While these efficiencies are significantly lower than those achieved by mono- and multi-crystalline silicon solar cells, near room temperature solution-processed organic semiconductor materials enable low-cost integration of solar cells into consumer electronics, clothing, windows, building facades and roofing materials, to name a few applications that are difficult to achieve with silicon.