Accession Number : ADA594608


Title :   Required Equipment for Photo-Switchable Donor-Acceptor (D-A) Dyad Interfacial Self-Assembled Monolayers for Organic Photovoltaic Cells


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 2012-14 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT EL PASO


Personal Author(s) : Echegoyen, Luis


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a594608.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Seven major instruments were purchased: 1) A DXR Smart Raman spectrometer, 2) A Bruker Tensor 27 FT Infrared Spectrometer, 3) An Alpha-Step D-120 Profilometer from KLA Tencor Corp., 4) A Rame-Hart model 250 Goniometer/Tensiometer, 5) an Agilent Diffuse Reflectance Accessory, 6) a Jelight Co. UVO cleaner, and 7) a Laurell Technologies Spin Coater. These instruments were used to characterize a variety of photoswitchable Donor-Acceptor (DA) dyads that were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as Interfacial Layers (ILs) in Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) devices and in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). Proof of the original proposal concept, photoswitched ILs, was unambiguously established.


Descriptors :   *PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT , *SOLAR CELLS , DIFFUSE REFLECTION , INSTRUMENTATION , INTERFACES , LAYERS , RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY , TENSORS


Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE