Recently developed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) show distinct advantages over their inorganic counterparts due to their lighter
weight, flexible shape, versatile materials synthesis and device fabrication schemes, and low cost in large-scale industrial
production. Although many books currently exist on general concepts of PV and inorganic PV materials and devices, few are
available that offer a comprehensive overview of recently fast developing organic and polymeric PV materials and devices.
Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices fills this gap. The book provides an international perspective on
the latest research in this rapidly expanding field with contributions from top experts around the world. It presents a unified
approach comprising three sections: General Overviews; Mechanisms and Modeling; and Materials and Devices. Discussions include
sunlight capture, exciton diffusion and dissociation, interface properties, charge recombination and migration, and a variety
of currently developing OPV materials/devices. The book also includes two forewords: one by Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan J. Heeger,
and the other by Drs. Aloysius Hepp and Sheila Bailey of NASA Glenn Research Center.
equips students, researchers, and engineers with knowledge of the mechanisms, materials, devices, and applications of OPVs
necessary to develop cheaper, lighter, and cleaner renewable energy throughout the coming decades.