PhD Theses

Enrique Pascual will defend his PhD Thesis on Friday, 19 June 2020

The PhD Researcher Enrique Pascual San José from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Generation (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 19 June 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room.  Click here to connect to the PhD Thesis Defense.

On the upscaling of organic solar cells based on non-fullerene acceptors

by Enrique Pascual San José, NANOPTO group, ICMAB

Date: Friday, 19 June  2020
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB - Meeting Room (VIDEOCONFERENCE). Click here to connect to the PhD Thesis Defense (Meeting ID: 956 9231 7724Password: 296310)


Abstract: Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) is a promising renewable technology because of its low energy for production and the use of abundant materials. The performance of OPVs has experienced an unprecedent rise partly due to the development of the so-called non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs). This thesis tackles three relevant issues for the upscaling of NFA-based OPVs. First, the addition of NFAs in the photoactive layer is theoretically investigated as an efficient strategy to tune the device aesthetics. Second, a high-throughput combinatorial platform based on controlled gradients (1D/2D) in the parameters of interest is developed, enabling an efficient screening and optimisation of devices. Finally, mm2-size single-cells are further upscaled to cm2-scale flexible and semitransparent modules by two relevant industrially-compatible techniques such as slot-die coating and laser-patterning.

Supervisors:

  • Mariano Campoy Quiles, NANOPTO group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Marco Stella, Functional electronics, Eurecat

PhD Committee:

  • President: Emilio Palomares, ICIQ
  • Secretary: Esther Barrena, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Vocal: Peter Levermore, Founder and CEO at Savvy Science

solar cell transparent crop

Figure: Transparent and flexible organic solar cells | Enrique Pascual, ICMAB

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