Ms. Chitlada MANI-LATA (a M2 student) in Organic Electronic Laboratory has received the "Best Presentation Award" at the 5th G'L'owing Polymer Symposium in KANTO
Ms. Chitlada MANI-LATA, a M2 student in Organic Electronic Laboratory, has received the "Best Presentation Award" at the 5th G'L'owing Polymer Symposium in KANTO. This award is given to students and young researchers for their excellent oral presentations.
Charge Transport Networks of Ternary Blend Polymer Solar Cells Studied by Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy (pc-AFM)
Chitlada MANI-LATA, Toshiki KAWANISHI, Yongyoon CHO, Manish PANDEY, Masakazu NAKAMURA, and Hiroaki BENTEN
Ternary blend polymer solar cells, in which the third material is added to the binary blend device composed of a donor and an acceptor polymer, have been attracting attention as a new device structure for improving the device efficiency. However, the underlying mechanisms behind how each component determines the overall photovoltaic parameters have not completely been understood. In this study, we applied photoconductive atomic force microscopy to characterize the local photovoltaic properties of the ternary blend solar cells. Based on the photocurrent images obtained at a nanometer scale, we cleared the role of the third component in the development of photovoltaic parameters of the ternary device.
Receiving this award is an honor and motivation to work harder to achieve more of the successful results of polymer blend solar cells. Additionally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of the support from Organic Electronic Laboratory staffs and students who supported my experiments and measurements for after all this time.
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