LABORATORY ON DEVICE BUILDING- ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC (OPV) CELL

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Code
104096
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This laboratory would like to bridge the gap between fundamental and practical knowledge providing the way to build and characterize simple photovoltaic cell both commercially available and prepared by students. PV cell architecture, materials, and strategy to achieve an efficient Organic Photo Voltaics-OPV are critically discussed. Active semiconductors, processability, blending properties, absorption spectrum, electrodes with different work functions as well as methods of preparation of thin films for a multilayered OPV will be characterized.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Il corso si articola nello studio dei diversi processi coinvolti nella manifattura additiva e si propone di fornire le conoscenze di base: a) sui fondamenti di utilizzo dei programmi CAD e di slicing; b) sulle principali proprietà dei materiali polimerici utilizzati per la manifattura additiva; c) sull’utilizzo di stampanti 3D FDM; e) sulle principali proprietà degli oggetti stampati con la tecnica FDM.

PREREQUISITES

Basic skills in solution preparation and chemistry of materials. Basic know-how on the electronic structure of semiconductors. Basic know-how of optical and electrical properties of materials.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: For any other information, students are invited to directly contact the teacher by email (davide.comoretto@unige.it), telephone (0103538736/8744, +39-3358046559) or visiting him in his office/lab (https://chimica.unige.it/rubrica/104).

Office hours:   M. C. Giordano: available by appointment from Monday to Friday, Physics Department, Office S810 . 

Exam Board

DAVIDE COMORETTO (President)

PAOLA LOVA

FRANCESCO BUATIER DE MONGEOT (President Substitute)

MARIA CATERINA GIORDANO (Substitute)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam held by two professors, one of them being D. Comoretto, F. Buatier de Mongeot, Maria Caterina Giordano.

The duration of the exam is no shorter than 30 minutes.

The exam consists in the discussion of data recorded and analyzed during the lab activity.

The student must demonstrate comprehension of the main features related to the physical/chemical/technological fundamentals of the device, characterization and materials as well as device realization by using the suitable technical vocabulary (up to 15/30).

The clarity of presentation (up to 5/30) and ability to answer questions (up 10/30) will be also evaluated.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Goal of the exam is to verify the achievement of the class aims.

If aims are not achieved, the student is invited to make a deeper study and to ask the teacher for additional explanations before repeating the exam.

In order to guarantee the correspondence between aims and exam topics, the detailed program is uploaded to AulaWeb and described at the beginning of the course.