Lecture in new format

It is planned to offer the lecture in the flipped classroom format: You can watch the lecture online (or read the book) and we will discuss the lecture in the tutorials.

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. A significant part of the lecture will be used to introduce recent literature and state-of-the-art research of the field. 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

  • Lecture:
  • first meeting: Mo 16.04. 13:30 in P1138
  • afterwards you can watch the lecture online
  • Live lectures (and online):
  •  Wed: 20.06. 11.45 in P912: Prof. Udo Bach (DSCs, inverted DSCs and Tandem DSCs)
  •  Thu: 21.06. 10.00 in P912: Prof. Udo Bach
  •  Thu: 28.06. 11.45 in P912: Timo Raab (in-situ Absorption measurements)
  •  Wed: 04.07. 11.45 in P912: Susanne Birkhold (Defects and Polarization in metal-halide Perovskits)
  •  Thu: 05.07. 11. 45 in P912: Tobias Seewald (Time-resolved measurements)
  •  Wed: 11.07. 11.45 in P912: William Wang (Sb2S3 solar cells and nanostructures)
  •  Thu: 12.07. 11.45 in P912: Carola Ebenhoch (Metal-oxide nanowires)

Excercise group:
Mo 13:30 - 15:00 in P1138


  • 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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