The physics of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells

This lecture addresses master students of Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science with strong background in solid state physics. In this lecture I will introduce organic, hybrid and perovskite solar cells, including device physics and fabrication issues. A comparison with conventional solar cells will be given and the specialties of these emerging solar cells technologies are emphasized. The lecture will contain following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Semiconductors and Junctions
  • Working Mechanisms of Organic, Hybrid and Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Characterization Techniques
  • Fabrication and Device Lifetime
  • Examples from Literature

Dates & Times


  • L. Schmidt-Mende, J. Weickert, Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells, DeGruyter 2016;
  • P. Würfel, Physics of Solar Cells, Wiley-VCH 2009;
  • J. Nelson, The Physics of Solar Cells, Imperial College Press;
  •  A. Köhler, H. Bässler, Electronic Processes in Organic Semiconductors, Springer 2015;
  • S.M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley 1981;
  • Solid state physcis books (Hunklinger, ...);
  • and recent publication as mentioned in the lecture


Material for lecture

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