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Photovoltaics at the nanoscale
Author(s): Zeno Schumacher; Jessica Topple; Antoni Tekiel; Peter Grütter
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Paper Abstract

Nanoscale thin film morphology has been identified as an important factor in organic solar cell device func- tionality and efficiency. To better understand the limiting factors, it is important to work at the length scale of these processes. A study of thin films of organic molecules with Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) to observe charge distribution and non-contact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) to simultaneously obtain structural information is presented. This allows investigation of the structure-function relationships in molecu- lar photovoltaics at the nanometer scale. PTCDI (3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic diimide) and CuPc (copper phthalocyanine) are used as organic molecules and are precisely grown on alkali halide substrates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8811, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials XII, 881116 (11 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026132
Show Author Affiliations
Zeno Schumacher, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Jessica Topple, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Chipworks (Canada)
Antoni Tekiel, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Peter Grütter, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8811:
Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials XII
Natalie Banerji; Carlos Silva, Editor(s)

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