Ula Yasin received a prize for her poster on "Bias Dependence of Transient EDMR Signals from Organic Solar Cells" at the Spin Chemistry Meeting 2017 in Schluchsee. Congratulations!
Sep 21, 2017
An article on measuring the delocalisation of charge carriers in organic semiconductors was recently published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. In this paper we describe measurements for determining the spatial extent of charge carrier wave functions in small organic molecules and conjugated polymers which can be used as absorber materials in organic solar cells. The experiments are based on Electron Nuclear Double Resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy, a combination of EPR and NMR techniques. This work was realised in collaboration with colleagues from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Jan 18, 2017
In collaboration with collegues from the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge as well as from the University of Kentucky we have published an article on singlet fission in organic semiconductors in Nature Physics. In this paper we report the observation of weakly and strongly coupled pairs of triplet excitons involved in the singlet fission process. We could identify these excitations by means of time-resolved Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. Our work is highlighted by a "News and Views"-Article by Prof. Wasielewski published in the same issue of Nature Physics.
Oct 17, 2016
In collaboration with colleagues from the Light Technology Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology we have published an article on n-type doping of organic semiconductors in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. In this paper we describe the use of sodium-doped contact layers for the efficient extraction of charge carriers in organic solar cells.
Sep 13, 2016
Felix and Jan will present our recent results on charge separation in organic solar cells at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Breckenridge in July.
Jul 14, 2016
An article on spin-dependent transport in thin-film silicon solar cells was published in Physical Review B. In this paper we describe how triplet excitons influence the photocurrent and can provide information about structural defects in solar cell materials.
Jul 07, 2016
Felix Kraffert received a prize for the best talk at the Young Researcher's Workshop in the framework of the DFG Priority Programme 1601 in Konstanz for his presentation on "Transient EDMR – A Novel Tool to Study Charge Transport in Organic Solar Cells". Congratulations!
Apr 15, 2016
Sebastian Linke starts his Master's Project on the Analysis of the Charge Carrier Dynamics in Organic Semiconductors.
Oct 10, 2015
Adrià Gràcia starts his Master's Project on Organic Solar Cells.
Oct 01, 2015
An article on transient electrically detected magnetic resonance (trEDMR) spectroscopy was published in Applied Physics Letters. In this letter we describe this new technique and its application to organic solar cells. In particular, we use trEDMR spectroscopy to study the influence of paramagnetic states on the photocurrent generated in polymer:fullerene solar cells.
Jul 27, 2015
The Berlin Joint EPR Laboratory (BeJEL) operated by HZB and Freie Universität Berlin has pulled in six of 27 subprojects within a DFG priority program to address “New Frontiers in Sensitivity for EPR Spectroscopy – from Biological Cells to Nano Materials” (press release).
May 27, 2015
Audrey Morisset (Phelma, Grenoble) starts her internship with us and will support our activities in the field of organic solar cells.
May 18, 2015
Felix will present our work on triplet excitons in organic solar cells at the Fπ-12 in Seattle in July.
Mar 31, 2015