Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Area 6:  Organic Photovoltaics
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Area 1: Fundamentals and New Concepts for Future Technologies
Area 2: CIGS and CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells and Related Materials
Area 3: III-V and Concentrator Technologies
Area 4: Crystalline Silicon Technologies
Area 5: Amorphous, Nano, and Film Si Technologies
Area 6: Organic Photovoltaics
Area 7: Space Technologies
Area 8: Advances in Characterization of Photovoltaics
Area 9: PV Modules and Terrestrial Systems
Area 10: PV Velocity Forum: Accelerating the PV Economy

Call for Abstracts

Area 6:  Organic Photovoltaics

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I invite you to submit an abstract on your latest research results to Area 6: “Organic Photovoltaics” of the 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 20th-25th in 2010.  The IEEE PVSC meeting is the established international platform for presenting PV related research of high scientific level.  

Area 6 is divided into the following five subareas: 

Subarea 6.1:  Polymer and Small Molecule Based Organic Photovoltaics

Subarea 6.2:  Stability, Processing, and Packaging for Organic Photovoltaics

Subarea 6.3:  Tandem, QD Enhanced, and Advanced Concept Organic Solar Cells

Subarea 6.4:  Hybrid and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Subarea 6.5:  Mechanisms, Interfaces, and Models in Excitonic Solar Cells

Organic, hybrid inorganic/organic, and dye sensitized solar cells are rapidly advancing technologies that are beginning to demonstrate commercial viability.  The flexibility of different donor/acceptor combinations including both organic small molecule and polymer as well as nanostructured inorganic materials stimulate a large diversity of approaches to the promise of more stable and efficient devices.  Many of the devices are excitonic in nature necessitating new device modeling, and all of them are dominated by interfaces between very heterogenous materials with different structural, thermal and chemical properties.  

The symposium will focus on the examination of many of the key areas evolving in this diverse approach to harvesting solar energy.  This includes papers in the broad spectrum of areas including:  

  • the exploration of the evolving PV devices and materials based on polymers, small molecules, and dyes;  
  • the potential enhancement of these devices with tandem or QD structures;  
  • the stability and packaging of organic based devices;  and
  • examination of new models and data for the performance of excitonic and dye based devices and their complex interfaces. 
Papers are solicited about fundamental research on materials;  device concepts and interfaces;  initial product development;  lifetime testing; and papers on novel hybrid device development are encouraged as well.  In Area 6, contributions can range from fundamental materials science of organic semiconductors, to applied research and technology development of organic PV devices and modules. 

Please check our website for the 35th IEEE PVSC at .  Extended abstracts of 3 pages in length need to be submitted before the deadline on February 15, 2010, on the conference website.  

Please join us in making the 35th PVSC a great event to learn more about and to discuss the latest advances in organic photovoltaics!

Sincerely yours,

David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
Area 6 Chair

Jan Kroon, ECN, The Netherlands
Gitti Frey, The Technion, Israel
Area 6 International Co-Chairs