The latest issue of the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics is a guest-edited special issue on polymer electronics. Guest editors Thomas Russell and Dhandapani Venkataraman, from UMass Amherst, have pulled together leading experts in the field to provide Reviews of current research in solar cells, transistors and materials characterization.
“The energy crisis, global warming and a need for renewable energy sources have given rise to a massive interest in the research community to address these issues,” the guest editors explain. “While polymer-based devices will certainly not be the end-all solution to these problems, they will have their place, taking advantage of the flexibility, processability and low cost of polymeric materials.”
Russell Gaudiana writing on current challenges and opportunities in organic photovoltaics
Thomas Russell reviewing the morphology of polymer-based photovoltaics
Dhandapani Venkataraman looking at strategies for controlling active layer morphologies in organic solar cells
Luping Yu writing on incremental approaches to optimization of solar cell efficiencies
Bobby Sumpter and Vincent Meunier asking whether computational approaches can help us untangle complexity in organic solar cell systems
Howard Katz discussing organic transistors in the new decade: n-channel, printed and stabilized devices
Michael Barnes writing on optical probes of polythiophene in films, composites and nanostructures
Jayant Kumar reviewing techniques for characterizing charge carrier mobility in organic semiconductors
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