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Molecular Solar Cells

Start Date: May 2007
Status: Completed


Peter Peumans, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Annual Reports
  • Gaynor, W., J.-Y. Lee and P. Peumans. “Fully Solution-Processed Inverted Polymer Solar Cells With Laminated Nanowire Electrodes.” ACS Nano, Vol. 4 (1), 30-34 (2010).
  • Lee, J-Y., S. T. Connor, Y. Cui and P. Peumans. “Semitransparent Organic Photovoltaic Cells with Laminated Top Electrode.” Nano Letters, Vol. 10 (4), 1276-1279 (2010).
  • Rim, S. B. and P. Peumans. “An analysis of light trapping configurations for thin-film solar cells based on shaped substrates," J. Appl. Phys. (accepted 2010).
  • Zhao S. and P. Peumans. “Simulations of carrier dynamics in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells,” (in preparation, 2010).
  • Gaynor, W., G. Burkhard, M. D. McGehee, and P. Peumans, “A High-Performance Composite Solution-Processed Indium Tin Oxide Replacement for Optoelectronic Devices,” (submitted, 2010).
  • Liu, C. Stoessel, L. Boman, C. Niu, J. Miller and P. Peumans, “High-speed toll-to-roll vacuum deposition of organic solar cells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. (submitted, 2010).
  • Zhao, S., S. B. Rim, and P. Peumans. “Field and temperature-dependent photocurrent generation in bilayer organic donor/acceptor solar cells,” Adv. Mater. (submitted, 2010).
  • Zhao, S. and P. Peumans. “An accurate microscopic model for the dark current and open-circuit voltage of organic solar cells,” Adv. Mater. (submitted, 2010).
  • Gaynor, W., J-Y. Lee, and P. Peumans. “All solution-processed polymer bulk-heterojunction solar cells on opaque substrates.” (Submitted, 2009). 
  • Lee, J-Y., S. Connor, Y. Cui, and P. Peumans. “Semitransparent organic photovoltaic cells with laminated top electrode.” Advanced Materials (Submitted, 2009). 
  • Agrawal, M. and P. Peumans. "Broadband optical absorption enhancement through coherent light trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells." Optics Express Vol.16, No. 8, pp. 5385-5396, doi:10.1364/OE.16.005385 (2008).
  • Wu, J., H. A. Becerril, Z. Bao, Z. Liu, Y. Chen, and P. Peumans. "Organic solar cells with solution-processed graphene transparent electrodes." Applied Physics Letter Vol. 92, No. 26, pp. 263302, doi:10.1063/1.2924771 (2008).
  • M. Agrawal and P. Peumans, "Broadband optical absorption enhancement through coherent light trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells," Optics Express 16, 5385-5396 (2008).
  • Liu, S. Zhao, S. B. Rim, M. Koenemann, P. Erk, and P. Peumans. "Control of electric field strength and orientation at the donor-acceptor interface in organic solar cells." Advanced Materials, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 1065-1070, doi:10.1002/adma.200702554 (2008).
Updated June 2010
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