Completely revised, updated, and enlarged with much new and additional material, the second edition of this ready reference provides an up-to-date overview of this hot topic.
Christoph J. Brabec is full professor at the University of Erlangen-N?rnberg, Germany. His research is focused on materials for electronics and energy technology. After completing his Ph.D. in 1995, he joined the group of Prof Alan Heeger at the University of Santa Barbara, USA, for a sabbatical in 1996, and continued to work on the opto-electronic properties of organic semiconductors as assistant professor at the University of Linz with Prof. Serdar Sariciftci. In 1998, he became senior scientist of the Christian Doppler Laboratory on organic solar cells, which he left in 2001 to join Siemens Corporate Technology as project leader for organic semiconductor devices. In 2004 he became director of the polymer photovoltaics programme at Konarka Technologies. He finished his habilitation in physical chemistry at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz in 2003, and is author and co-author of more than 140 papers and has filed over 30 patents. He is co-chair of the editorial board of the new journal "Advanced Energy Materials" of Wiley-VCH.
Vladimir Dyakonov is full professor of experimental physics at the University of W?rzburg, Germany, and scientific director of the Bavarian Centre of Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) in W?rzburg. He obtained his diploma degree in physics from the University of Saint Petersburg, his Ph.D. from the A. F. Ioffe-Institute in Russia and his habilitation degree from the University of Oldenburg, Germany in 1986, 1996 and 2001, respectively. From 1996 to 1998, he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the universities of Antwerp, Belgium, and Linz, Austria.
Ullrich Scherf is full professor for Macromolecular Chemistry at Bergische Universit?t Wuppertal, Germany. He studied chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1988 and subsequently spent one year at the Institute for Animal Physiology of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. He joined the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in 1990 and completed his habilitation in 1996 on polyarylene-type ladder polymers. He followed a call to the University of Potsdam, Germany, onto a professorship for polymer chemistry. He has published over 350 refereed papers and received the Meyer-Struckmann Research Award in 1998. He is no. 26 on the list of world's top 100 material scientists for the years 2000-2010 analysed by sceince watch.
Table of Contents
PART 1: MATERIALS FOR THIN FILM ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC
Solution Processable Nanoparticles and Sol Gel Materials
PART 2: DEVICE PHYSICS OF THIN FILM ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS
Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Detectors
Small Molecule Multilayer Solar Cells
PART 3: TECHNOLOGY FOR THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS
Electrodes for Thin Film Photovoltaics
Packaging of Thin Film Photovoltaics
Production of Thin Film Photovoltaics
New Concept and Outlook