|US-Vietnam Workshop on Energy Conversion|
Dates: January 29-31, 2012
According to the recent report on Solar Energy Utilization workshop organized by DOE (April 18, 2005), “World demand for energy is projected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by the end of the century.” Therefore, finding alternative energy sources is in urgent need. Thin film solar cells especially organic photovoltaics (OPV) are an emerging PV technology that provides promise for low-cost, light-weight, and flexible solar electricity generation. This highly interdisciplinary field has been of great academic and industrial interest. In the past few years, significant progress has been made with energy conversion efficiencies now reaching 9% in both polymeric and small molecule-based OPV devices. Despite this progress, there is still a need to understand fundamental processes of charge generation and extraction in OPV devices both at the nanoscale and bulk.
This workshop will highlight research challenges, materials needs, and multidisciplinary approaches across several disciplines including Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science to accelerate the progress of renewable energy technology. The workshop will address the fundamentals, progress, and challenges in a wide range of organic related photovoltaic technologies, including polymer solar cells, small molecular solar cells, organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells. Fundamental understanding of electronic processes including exciton generation, diffusion, dissociation, charge transport, charge recombination, charge trapping and collection, OPV materials design and synthesis, morphology control and characterization techniques, interfacial and electrode materials, novel device concepts and architectures, device lifetime, and large scale OPV device/module fabrication methods are important topics to be addressed.
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