PhD Proposal by Abigail A. Advincula

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    • Tuesday September 10, 2019
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: ES&T L1105
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Summary Sentence: An Investigation into the Effects of Side-Chain Engineering in Polymer Organic Solar Cells

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THE SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

Under the provisions of the regulations for the degree

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

10:00 AM
in ES&T L1105

 

will be held the

 

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE

for

 

Abigail A. Advincula

 

"An Investigation into the Effects of Side-Chain Engineering in Polymer Organic Solar Cells"

 

Committee Members:

 

Prof. John R. Reynolds, Advisor, CHEM/MSE

Prof. Blair Brettmann, CHBE/MSE

Prof. Stefan France, CHEM

Prof. Rampi Ramprasad, MSE

Prof. Natalie Stingelin, MSE/CHBE

 

Abstract:

 

Organic solar cells (OSCs) offer a potential means to produce clean and efficient energy, having recently realized >15% power conversion efficiency in single-junction solar cells. Commercialization of OSCs, however, necessitates long-term device stability and scalable fabrication methods as well as a deeper understanding of the relationship between morphology and device performance. Development of new families of organic structures and processing methods is key to a more complete knowledge of the fundamentals of OSCs.

 

In the proposed work, a multi-faceted approach leveraging synthesis, characterization, and device fabrication is outlined to understand OSC fundamentals. We have recently synthesized a family of thienopyrroledione-based polymers with acceptor unit side chains of increasing bulk to study the consequent effect on molecular packing and fullerene proximity. A proposed second family of benzodithiophene based polymers will be studied to consider the effect of sidechain regio-isomerism on materials properties and device statistics. By identifying the relationships between structure, properties, and performance, this work will enable the rational design of high efficiency OSCs.

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  • Created By: Tatianna Richardson
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  • Created On: Aug 28, 2019 - 1:09pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 3, 2019 - 9:59am