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2007 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - 30, 2007  | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Duane Dimos, Mary Galvin, David Mooney, Konrad Samwer

Symposium H : Nanostructured Solar Cells

2007-11-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Mike McGehee Stanford University
David Ginger University of Washington
Christiana Honsberg University of Delaware
Jenny Nelson Imperial College London
Jiangeng Xue University of Florida
H1: Intermediate Band Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **H1.1
Advances in the Research of the Intermediate Band (IB) Solar Cell.

Antonio Luque 1 , Antonio Marti 1
1 Instituto de Energia Solar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid Spain

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10:00 AM - H1.2
Growth and Characterization of Intermediate Band Cells Containing InGaAs Quantum Dots Surrounded by Thin GaAsP Energy Fence Barrier Layers.

Andrew Norman 1 , Mark Hanna 1 , Fude Liu 1 , Pat Dippo 1 , Scott Ward 1 , Mowafak Al-Jassim 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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10:15 AM - H1.3
High Open Circuit 1.1 eV Dilute Nitride III-V Quantum Well Solar Cell.

Aristotelis Fotkatzikis 1 2 , Andenet Alemu 1 , Lekhnath Bhusal 1 2 , Alex Freundlich 1 2 3
1 Photovoltaics and Nanostructures Laboratories, Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States, 2 Physics Department, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States, 3 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department , University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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10:30 AM - **H1.4
Photogeneration and Carrier Collection in Quantum Confined p-i-n Solar Cells.

Alex Freundlich 1 2
1 Center for Advanced Materials, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States, 2 Physics and ECE, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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11:00 AM - H1: Inter Band
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H2: Inorganic Quantum Dot and Nanowire Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **H2.1
Photoluminescent Spectra of Nanostructured InAs Quantum Dots Enveloped in A GaAsSb Matrix.

Michael Levy 1 , Stephan Bremner 1 , Christiana Honsberg 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

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12:00 PM - H2.2
Controlled Formation of Nanocrystal Superlattices in Conjugated Polymer Composites.

Alexandros Stavrinadis 1 , Richard Beal 1 , Jason Smith 1 , Hazel Assender 1 , Andrew Watt 1
1 Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Oxford United Kingdom

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12:15 PM - H2.3
Atomistic Theoretical Modeling of Auger Recombination in Si and Ge Nanocrystals.

Cem Sevik 1 , Ceyhun Bulutay 1
1 Physics and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey

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12:30 PM - H2.4
Photon Management for Solar Cells.

Andries Meijerink 1 , Peter Vergeer 1 , Linda Aarts 1 , Bryan van der Ende 1
1 Chemistry, Debye Institute, Utrecht Netherlands

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12:45 PM - H2.5
Large Area (> 1 cm^2) Arrays of Vertically-aligned Si Wires for Photovoltaic Device Applications.

Brendan Kayes 1 , Michael Filler 1 , Morgan Putnam 1 , Michael Kelzenberg 1 , Nathan Lewis 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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H3: Multiexciton Generation
Session Chairs
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **H3.1
Multiple Exciton Generation in Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Applications to Third Generation Solar Photon Conversion.

Arthur Nozik 1 2 , Matt Beard 1 , Randy Ellingson 1 , Joseph Luther 1 , Justin Johnson 1 , Qing Song 1 , Pingrong Yu 1 , Kathrine Gerth 1 , Matt Law 1
1 , NREL, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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3:00 PM - H3.2
ZnO Nanorods Solar Cells Sensitized with PbS Quantum Dots.

Hung Liao 1 , Chin Lin 1 , San Chen 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu Taiwan

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3:15 PM - H3.3
Space-separated Multiexciton Generation in Si Nanocrystals.

Dolf Timmerman 1 , Ignacio Izeddin 1 , Tom Gregorkiewicz 1
1 Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Netherlands

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3:30 PM - H3.4
Multiple Exciton Generation and Extraction from Hydrazine Treated PbSe Thin Film Device.

Sung Jin Kim 1 , Won Jin Kim 3 , Yudhisthira Sahoo 3 , Alexander Cartwright 1 3 , Paras Prasad 2 3
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Amherst, New York, United States, 3 Institution of Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Amherst, New York, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Amherst, New York, United States

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3:45 PM - H3.5
Charge Transport in Arrays of Lead Selenide Nanocrystals.

Tamar Mentzel 1 , Scott Geyer 2 , Venda Porter 2 , Kenneth MacLean 1 , Moungi Bawendi 2 , Marc Kastner 1
1 Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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4:00 PM - *
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H4: Organic Solar Cells
Session Chairs
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

4:30 PM - **H4.1
Attainable Efficiencies in Organic Solar Cells.

Sean Shaheen 1 , Nikos Kopidakis 2 , Matthew Reese 2 , William Rance 3 , Jao van de Lagemaat 2 , David Ginley 2 , Garry Rumbles 2 , Brian Gregg 2 , Arthur Nozik 2
1 Dept. of Physics, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States, 2 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States

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5:00 PM - **H4.2
``Solvent Annealing" Effect in Plastic Solar Cells.

Yang Yang 1 3 , Gang Li 1 3 , Yan Yao 1 , Hoichang Yang 2 , Vishal Shrotriya 3 , Guanwen Yang 1
1 Materials Sci. & Eng., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States, 3 , Solarmer Energy Inc., El Monte, California, United States, 2 Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

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5:30 PM - **H4.3
Additives Provide Kinetic Control of Morphology in Bulk Heterojunction Materials Processed via Spin Coating.

Gui Bazan 1 , Jeff Peet 1 , Jin Young Kim 1 , Daniel Moses 1 , Alan Heeger 1 , Thuc-Quyen Nguyen 2
1 Materials, University of California-Santa Barabara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 2 Chemistry, University of California-Santa Barabara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

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2007-11-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Mike McGehee Stanford University
David Ginger University of Washington
Christiana Honsberg University of Delaware
Jenny Nelson Imperial College London
Jiangeng Xue University of Florida
H5: Organic Bulk Heterojunctions
Session Chairs
Tuesday AM, November 27, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **H5.1
Correlation of Solar Cell Performance with Nanoscale Hole and Electron Transport in Bulk Heterojunction Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Blends.

ThucQuyen Nguyen 1 , Mark Dante 1 , Jeffrey Peet 1
1 Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

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10:00 AM - H5.2
Quantitative Nanoscale Composition and Efficiency Maps for Organic Solar Cells.

Benjamin Watts 1 , Daniel Queen 2 , A.L. David Kilcoyne 3 , Harald Ade 1 , Frances Hellman 2
1 Physics, North Carolina State University, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 ALS, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

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10:15 AM - H5.3
Understanding P3HT Crystallite Orientation and Morphology in P3HT:PCBM Blends.

Alex Mayer 1 , Michael Toney 2 , Shawn Scully 1 , Michael McGehee 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 2 , Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, United States

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10:30 AM - H5.4
Structure and Diffusion in P3HT:PCBM Blends.

Benjamin Watts 2 , Lars Thomsen 1 , Warwick Belcher 1 , Harald Ade 2 , Paul Dastoor 1
2 Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 1 Physics, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

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10:45 AM - H5.5
Investigation of Loss Mechanisms in Polymer Blend Photovoltaics via Simultaneous Probing of Charge Separation and Charge Transport.

Astrid Gonzalez-Rabade 1 , Arne Morteani 1 , Richard Friend 1
1 Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge United Kingdom

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11:00 AM - H5:Organic BHJ
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H6: Organic Solar Cell Device Physics I
Session Chairs
Tuesday PM, November 27, 2007
Republic B (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **H6.1
Bimolecular Recombination in Polymer / Fullerene Solar Cells.

James Durrant 1
1 , Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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12:00 PM - H6.2
Free Carrier Generation and Recombination in P3HT/PCBM Bulk Heterojunctions Studied by Time-Resolved Microwave Conductivity.

Nikos Kopidakis 1 , Andrew Ferguson 1 , Sean Shaheen 1 , Garry Rumbles 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colorado, United States

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12:15 PM - H6.3
Monte Carlo Investigation of Bimolecular Recombination, Geminate Recombination and Space-charge Effects in Nanostructured Polymer Photovoltaic Devices.

Chris Groves 1 , R. Marsh 1 , Neil Greenham 1
1 Optoelectronics, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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