The PhD researcher José Piers Jurado, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 10:30 am in a hybrid session.
By José Piers Jurado, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: MATGAS Seminar Room and online session by Zoom. Register here to attend by Zoom.
Abstract: In this thesis, coupling organic thermoelectrics (TE) with organic solar cells (OSCs) is explored as an approach to solid-state solar harvesting. Firstly, we demonstrate the ability of organic TE materials to absorb solar radiation and convert it into electricity via a two-step process. Secondly, we investigate three different device geometries to couple an OSC to a thermoelectric generator (TEG), drawing upon experimental data from FTIR spectroscopy and IR thermography. Thirdly, we investigated the effect of temperature on OSC device performance via light-intensity- and temperature-dependent J-V characteristics, observing a reversible enhancement in device performance for some systems arising as a result of thermally-activated charge transport in the device.
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
PhD Programme: Materials Science