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12th November 2012
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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Development of method and instrument for an evaluation of organic photovoltaic cell without device fabrication
—Fast and stable evaluation based on the technologies of digital still camera and microwave oven—

We developed a versatile approach towards organic photovoltaic cell without fabricating actual devices. This new system is expected to accelerate the researches not only of high efficient organic photovoltaics aimed for commercialization, but of various organic functional devices utilizing solar energy such as photocatalyst.

Researcher Information

JST PRESTO Research Area “Photoenergy conversion systems and materials for the next generation solar cells”, Research Theme : “Photogenerated charge carrier dynamics in donor-acceptor films studied by microwave conductivity”

Journal Information

Akinori Saeki, Saya Yoshikawa, Masashi Tsuji, Yoshiko Koizumi, Marina Ide, Chakkooth Vijayakumar, and Shu Seki “A Versatile Approach to Organic Photovoltaics Evaluation Using White Light Pulse and Microwave Conductivity” J. Am. Chem. Soc. in press.
doi: 10.1021/ja309524f


[About Research]
Akinori Saeki Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
HP: http://www.frc.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/h22_saeki_e.htm

[About Program]
Ryoji Haraguchi,
Life Innovation Group, Department of Innovation Research, Japan Science and Technology Agency


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