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Photovoltaic Characterization of Porphyrin and Porphyrin-Fullerene Electropolymers


Abstract Wide spread adoption of photovoltaic technology is limited by cost. Developing photovoltaics based on low-cost materials and processing techniques is one strategy for reducing the cost of electricity generated by photovoltaics. With this in mind, novel porphyrin and porphyrin-fullerene electropolymers have been developed here at Arizona State University. Porphyrins are attractive for inclusion in the light absorbing layer of photovoltaics due to their high absorption coefficients (on the order of 105 cm-1) and porphyrin-fullerene dyads are attractive for use in photovoltaics due to their ability to produce ultrafast photoinduced charge separation (on the order of 10-15 s). The focus of this thesis is the characterization of the photovoltaic... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Bridgewater, James Ward (Author) / Gust, Devens (Advisor) / Tao, Nongjian (Advisor) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Diaz, Rodolfo (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Organic chemistry / Fullerene / Polymer / Porphyrin / Solar
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 94 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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