Novel organic materials for photovoltaic devices

Smith, Helen (2014) Novel organic materials for photovoltaic devices. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Organic materials offer key advantages over their inorganic counterparts for photovoltaics due to the ability to easily tune the physical properties and develop cheaper, more flexible, photovoltaic devices. This thesis describes the synthesis and characterisation of a variety of compounds from small-molecule to supramolecular and polymeric systems with the potential to be used in organic electronics. Herein is described an optimised synthetic route for the synthesis of two flavins and the synthesis and characterisation of a novel flavin and fluorene polymer. Also described is the synthesis of two novel rotaxane structures with the potential for use in organic field effect transistors. The synthesis of a novel polymer incorporating the naphthalene diimide moiety and a P3HT functionality utilising click methodology is also described. Finally the synthesis of a thiophene based star shaped molecule as electron transporting material is also described along with a flavin based organic dye for use in dye-sensitised solar cells.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organic chemistry, photovoltaics, materials chemistry, polymers, supramolecular chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Supervisor's Name: Cooke, Prof. Graeme
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Helen Smith
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5859
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 15:39
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 13:26

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