Organic materials for photovoltaic applications

Molecular design plays a critical role in determining the electron transport and electronic properties of a material; such as : the alignment of molecular energy levels, the intermolecular interactions and molecular packing in the solid state, amongst others.


In this course, we will give an overview of the current organic materials (small molecules, polymers) used for photovoltaic applications, their advantages and limitations. We will also discuss the main synthetic strategies for the synthesis of well-known (semi)conducting polymers, regioregular polymers, and recent advances in sustainable syntheses. The course will conclude with a brief overview of good practices for the synthesis of (semiconducting) materials and design criteria for their application in organic electronic devices.