Molecular understanding of the electronic and optical processes in organic solar cells: The challenges

Jean Luc Bredas*

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We first provide an overview of the optical and electronic processes that take place in a solid-state organic solar cell. For each of these processes, we describe the theoretical challenges that need to be overcome in order to gain a comprehensive understanding at the molecular level. We highlight recent theoretical advances, in particular regarding the determination of the energetics and dynamics at organic-organic interfaces, and discuss the balance that needs to be found in the optimization of materials parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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