High-efficiency Block Copolymer Solar Cells: A Scaleable Prototype for Low Cost Energy Generation

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Physics


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Description We studied the relationship between the chemical structure and processing of conjugated polymer materials, especially block copolymers, and the electronic and optical properties of solar cells made from those materials. We also demonstrated how polymer solar cells could be fabricated by gravure printing.
Exploitation Route The use of gravure printing for organic solar cells is of particular relevance to industry as it represents a scaleable manufacturing technique. The results on the chemistry, physics and materials science of semiconducting polymer materials and the relationship with solar cell performance are relevant to other academic groups studying these materials.
Sectors Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

Description EPSRC
Amount £44,234 (GBP)
Funding ID Imperial Knowledge Transfer Secondment fund 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 03/2015