Determining molecular orientation in organic semi-conductor thin films

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Determining molecular orientation in organic semi-conductor thin films

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 7th August 2014
  • Speaker: Eva Herzig (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

The performance of organic solar cells strongly depends on the nanomorphology within the active organic semiconductor film. To be able to understand which morphology optimizes device performance on such small length scales a method that can quantify the molecular arrangement of organic molecules is needed. Grazing incidence wide angle x-ray scattering (GIWAXS) is a tool that allows the examination of ordered thin films on the nanoscale with high statistic relevance without damaging the sample. I will show different examples of measurements and analysis for small molecule and polymer systems.

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