[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170102467]
Researchers Prof Mats Andersson; Prof David Lewis; Dr Warwick Belcher; Prof Olle Inganäs
Brief description The project aims to prepare polymer solar cells, by developing water-compatible conjugated materials for the active layer. This technology would be cost-efficient and not use environmentally harmful solvents. The project would achieve aqueous compatibility of these hydrophobic molecules through substitution and careful positioning of functional groups. Fabrication processes will be optimised to incorporate these materials into solar cells, with a focus on controlling the morphology of the active material. Determining the relationships between conjugated molecular design and cell performance should provide a new direction in solar-cell technology.
Funding Amount $332,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects