A review of Perylene diimides for solar cell application Prepared for IRENEC 2018
Solar energy has gone past the era of pleading for attention both in research and development as well as in use. Organic materials such as polymers and small molecules are gaining much ground as seen from the exponential rise in publications. This study aims to focus on reviewing the use of polymer materials in photovoltaic applications, in particular, perylene diimides (PDIs) and their derivatives. A number of reviews have been presented previously, this review serves to give an updated look at recent developments and also bring out evidence of the effect of different functional groups at different positions on the material’s chemical and electronic properties. With a clear review of the current synthesized PDIs, a research direction can be mapped to select the PDIs with the highest potential to produce efficient bulk heterojunction BHJ solar cells as well as any existing gaps in the current knowledge base.
Tonderai Linah Ruwa lisans derecesini Zimbabwe’de bulunan Bulayo şehrindeki National University of Science and Technology üniversitesinde Onur alarak Kimya bölümünü daha sonrada Yükseklisans derecesini Zimbabwe’de yer alan Harare şehrindeki Zımbabwe Universitesinde Yenilenebilir Enerji bölümünde tamamlamıştır. Tonderai Linah Ruwa şuanda Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyet’inde bulunan Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesinde Enerji Sistemleri Mühendisliği okumaktadır. Kendisi doktora mezun adayıdır. Yazmış olduğu tezinin konusu ise Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Perylene Diimides For Solar Cells.