Investigating the optoelectronic properties of N-heterocyclic compounds and their application in photovoltaic diodes
Subject Area Physical Chemistry of Solids and Surfaces, Material Characterization
Junior Prof. Vaynzof - CAM / KIP, Uni HD
N-heterocyclic compounds are of great interest for application as acceptors in organic photovoltaics or as electron extraction layers in hybrid photovoltaics. In this project we will probe the optoelectronic properties of selected N-heterocyclic compounds by a myriad of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques and investigate their performance in photovoltaic devices. These studies in combination with analysis of the photo-physical processes governing the device performance will allow us to develop structure-function relationships, providing guidance for the synthesis of a new generation of acceptor materials.