Feb 22 2018 02:00 PM
Feb 22 2018 03:00 PM
KSC Seminar: Organic Photovoltaic Materials for Next Generation Green Energy Sources
Speaker: Prof. Han Woo Young
Department of Chemistry, Korea
University, Seoul 02841, Korea
Date & Time: Thursday February 22nd, 2018 from 2pm
Venue: Building 5, level 5, 5220
Light refreshments provided.
Abstract: Over the past few
decades, organic solar cells (OSCs) have made a significant progress, showing
their great potential for low-cost, flexible, lightweight, portable and
large-area energy-harvesting devices. Although PC61BM and/or PC71BM
structures have been exploited successfully in OSC devices, efforts to modify
the fullerene structures for further improving the device performance have been
tried recently because fullerene derivatives have the inflexibility in
molecular design, difficult purification, poor morphological stability, and
limited light absorption in the visible region, etc. In recent years,
nonfullerene acceptors have emerged as an alternative candidate of n-type
materials to overcome the difficulties of fullerene derivatives in tuning
optical and electronic properties. The strong and easily adjustable absorption
characteristics of nonfullerene acceptors have been considered as a strong
point compared to fullerene-type structures, showing a photovoltaic efficiency
over ~13%. To further optimize the nonfullerene PSCs, controlling the BHJ morphology
in the active layer is a critical requirement. Here we discuss the fundamental
correlations between molecular structure, blend morphology and device
performance in fullerene- and nonfullerene based PSCs. This shows that optimal
combination of photovoltaic donor and acceptor pairs with complementary
absorption, well-aligned frontier energy levels, and well-intermixed
crystalline morphology can provide great potential to further increase the
power conversion efficiency and device stability.
Biography: Prof. Han Young Woo received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in 1999. After postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in USA, he joined the Pusan National University as an assistant professor. In 2015, he moved to Korea University and he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Korea University. His current researches focus on conjugated polymers and polyelectrolytes for applications in organic optoelectronic devices, fluorescence chemo-and biosensors.
1. S. Y. Park, Y. Li, J. Kim, T. H. Lee, B. Walker, H. Y. Woo, J. Y. Kim, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, in in press (2018).
2. T. L. Nguyen, T. H. Lee, B. Gautam, S. Y. Park, K. Gundogdu, J. Y. Kim, H. Y. Woo, Adv. Funct. Mater., 27(39), 1702474 (2017).
3. Y. Li, D. H. Lee, J. Lee, T. L. Nguyen, S. Hwang, M. J. Park, D. H. Choi, H. Y. Woo, Adv. Funct. Mater., 27(33), 1701942 (2017).
4. T. L. Nguyen, C. Lee, H. Kim, Y. Kim, W. Lee, J. H. Oh, B. J. Kim, H. Y. Woo, Macromolecules, 50 (11), 4415 (2017).
5. S.-J. Ko, Q. V. Hoang, C. E. Song, M. A. Uddin, E. Lim, S. Y. Park, B. H. Lee, S. Song, S.-J. Moon, S. Hwang, P.-O. Morin, M. Leclerc, G. M. Su, M. L. Chabinyc, H.Y. Woo, W. S. Shin, J. Y. Kim, Energy Environ. Sci., 10, 1443 (2017).