Supervisors: Dr Martyn McLachlan & Professor Neil McN Alford
Sponsor: China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Start: October 2013
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Hybrid photovoltaic (hPV) devices, based on heterojunctions of metal oxides and conjugated polymers, are of great interest as they combine the favourable processing and absorption properties of molecular materials with the stability and electrical characteristics of inorganic materials. However, the efficiency of hPV devices has yet to approach that of organic photovoltaics. Attempts to address the current performance limitations of hPVs have mostly focused on morphological modification of the active layer. In this project, the main purpose is to facilitate efficient charge generation and separation via controlling the active layer morphology, interface modification and enhancement of absorption properties.