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Fall 2008 Logo2008 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

December 1-5, 2008 | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 S. Ashok, Shenda M. Baker, Michael R. Fitzsimmons, Young-Chang Joo

Symposium M : Energy Harvesting--Molecules and Materials

2008-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David L. Andrews University of East Anglia
Kenneth P. Ghiggino University of Melbourne
Theodore Goodson University of Michigan
Arthur J. Nozik University of Colorado-Boulder
M1: Dye Sensitization
Session Chairs
Kenneth Ghiggino
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

11:15 AM - **M1.1
Energy Transfer in Single Conjugated Polymer Chains.

John Lupton 1
1 Department of Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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11:45 AM - M1.2
Charge Transfer Mechanisms in Excitonic Solar Cells at the Single Molecule Level One Molecule at a Time.

Oliver Monti 1 , Laura Schirra 1 , Michael Blumenfeld 1 , Brandon Tackett 1
1 Chemistry, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

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12:00 PM - M1.3
Electronic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Long-range Corrected Density Functional Theory.

Bryan Wong 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States

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12:30 PM - M1.5
Post-treatment of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on TCO Glass for High Efficiency Dye-sensitized Solar Cells.

Mukul Dubey 1 , Hongshan He 1 , Pavel Dutta 1 , David Galipeau 1 , Venkat Bommisetty 1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, United States

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12:45 PM - M1.6
Non Coherent Ultra-low Power Up-conversion in Multi-component Organic Systems.

Angelo Monguzzi 1 2 , Franco Meinardi 1 2 , Marcello Campione 1 , Riccardo Tubino 1 2
1 Scienza dei Materiali, Univ. Milano Bicocca, Milano, Milano, Italy, 2 , INFM-CNR, Milano Italy

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M2: OLED Materials
Session Chairs
Theodore Goodson
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **M2.1
Luminescence Quenching Processes in pi-Conjugated Materials and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).

Joseph Shinar 1 2 , Ying Chen 1 2 , Min Cai 1 2
1 Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Ames Laboratory, USDOE, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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3:00 PM - M2.2
Exploiting Dual Fluorescence in Fluorene Co-polymers for OLED Applications Including White-Light Emission.

Martin Bryce 1 , Igor Perepichka 1 3 , Kiran Kamtekar 1 , Fernando Dias 2 , Simon King 2 , Andrew Monkman 2 , Irene Perepichka 1 , Mustafa Tavasli 1
1 Chemistry, Durham University, Durham United Kingdom, 3 Centre for Materials Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston United Kingdom, 2 Physics, Durham University, Durham United Kingdom

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3:15 PM - M2.3
Solution-processed Hybrid Infrared Light Emitting Devices.

Kaushik Roy Choudhury 1 , Dong Woo Song 1 , Franky So 1
1 Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

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3:30 PM - **M2.4
Site-Isolation, Intramolecular Energy Transfer, and Crosslinking in Synthetic Dendritic Quinacridones.

Dominic McGrath 1 , Gemma D'Ambruoso 1
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

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4:00 PM - M2: OLEDs
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M3: Solar Cell Polymers
Session Chairs
David Andrews
Theodore Goodson
Monday PM, December 01, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

4:30 PM - M3.1
Synthesis of Well-Defined Electroactive Building Blocks for Organic Photovoltaic Applications.

Matthias Haeussler 1 , Ming Chen 1 , Ezio Rizzardo 1 , Scott Watkins 1 , Gerard Wilson 1
1 Molecular and Health Technologies, CSIRO Australia, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia

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4:45 PM - M3.2
Controlling Morphology in Organic Bulk Heterojunctions by the use of Block Copolymers.

David Jones 1 , Andrew Holmes 1 , Wallace Wong 1 , Qinghui Mao 1 , Weihua Tang 1 , Saif Haque 2 , Simon King 2
1 School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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5:00 PM - M3.3
Polymer Solar Cells: Non-Conjugated Polymers and PESA Studies of Semiconductor Energy Levels.

Scott Watkins 1 , Mark Bown 1 , Ming Chen 1 , Richard Evans 1 , Akhil Gupta 1 , Matthias Haeussler 1 , Hegedus Katalin 1 , Y. Lok 1 , Graeme Moad 1 , Ezio Rizzardo 1 , Gerard Wilson 1 , Kevin Winzenberg 1
1 Molecular and Health Technologies, CSIRO, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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5:15 PM - **M3.4
Carbon Nanostructures – Integrative Components in Multifunctional Molecular Materials.

Dirk Guldi 1
1 Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen Germany

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5:45 PM - M3.5
Alternative Mechanisms in Polymer Light Harvesting.

David Andrews 1 , D. Bradshaw 1 , J. Rodriguez 1
1 Nanostructures and Photmolecular Systems, University of East Anglia, Norwich United Kingdom

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M4: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Norman Sheppard
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2008
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - M4.1
Using Nanoscale Architectures for Shaping the Emission Spectra of Semiconductor Nanocrystals.

Sergiy Mayilo 1 , Jan Hilhorst 1 , Andrei Susha 1 , Fernando Stefani 1 , Andrey Lutich 1 , Sameer Sapra 3 , Thomas Klar 1 2 , Andrey Rogach 1 , Jochen Feldmann 1
1 Department of Physics and CeNS, Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich Germany, 3 Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai India, 2 Institute of Physics, Department of Experimental Physics II, Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau Germany

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9:00 PM - M4.2
Photo Electrochemical Performance of Plasma Treated Titanium-di-oxide Nanostructures.

Rajesh Sharma 1 , P. Das 2 , M. Misra 2 , V. Mahajan 2 , A. Biris 1 , S. Trigwell 3 , M. Mazumder 1
1 Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 2 Dept of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, United States, 3 Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - M4.3
Efficiency Enhancement and Optical Characteristics of Microcavity Blue Phosphorescnet Organic Light Emitting Devices.

Jaewon Lee 1 , Neetu Chopra 1 , Franky So 1
1 Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - M4.4
Mems Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesters.

Woo Sik Kim 1 , Miso Kim 1 , Mathias Hoegen 1 , Seung-Hyun Kim 2 1 , Brian Wardle 1
1 Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , Inostek, Ansan, Gyeonggi, Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - M4.5
Optical Excitations in Synthetic Light Harvesting Thiophene Macrocycles.

Oleg Varnavski 1 , Robert Cemborski 2 , Theodore Goodson 3 , Peter Bauerle 4 , Masahiko Iyoda 5
1 Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 Chemistry, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 3 Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 4 Organic Chemistry II, Ulm University , Ulm Germany, 5 Chemistry , Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Japan

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9:00 PM - M4.6
Synthesis of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole Building Blocks for Organic Electronic Applications.

Phei Lok 1 , Kevin Winzenberg 1 , Scott Watkins 1 , Matthias Haeussler 1 , Ming Chen 1 , Katalin Hegedus 1 , Lynn Rozanski 2 , Gerard Wilson 1
1 Molecular and Health Technologies, CSIRO, Clayton , Victoria, Australia, 2 Energy Technology, CSIRO, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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2008-12-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David L. Andrews University of East Anglia
Kenneth P. Ghiggino University of Melbourne
Theodore Goodson University of Michigan
Arthur J. Nozik University of Colorado-Boulder
M5: Energy Transfer Processes
Session Chairs
David Andrews
Tuesday AM, December 02, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

9:00 AM - **M5.1
Effective Light-energy Delivery to Molecules using Superfocusing of Surface Plasmon Polaritons.

Akira Otomo 1 , Kazuhiro Yamamoto 1 , Kazuyoshi Kurihara 1 , Ryo Naraoka 1 , Yukito Naitoh 1 , Toshiya Kamikado 1
1 Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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9:30 AM - M5.2
Ultrafast Dynamics of Excited Molecular Semiconductors Coupled to Surface Plasmon Active Materials.

Justin Johnson 1 , Thomas Reilly 1 , Jao van de Lagemaat 1
1 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States

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9:45 AM - M5.3
Novel Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Structures Utilizing Non-Radiative Förster Energy Transfer.

Grigorios Itskos 1 , Colin Belton 2 , George Heliotis 2 , Pavlos Lagoudakis 3 , Ian Watson 4 , Martin Dawson 4 , Ray Murray 2 , Donal Bradley 2
1 Physics, University of Cyprus, Nicosia Cyprus, 2 Physics, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 3 Physics, University of Southampton, Southampton United Kingdom, 4 Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow United Kingdom

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10:00 AM - M5.4
Measurement of the Exciton Diffusion Length of Organic Semiconductors by Spectrally Resolved Photoluminescence Quenching.

Richard Lunt 1 2 , Jay Benziger 1 , Stephen Forrest 2
1 Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 2 EECS and Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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10:15 AM - **M5.5
Probing Quasiparticle Correlations and Coherent Exciton Dynamics in Photosynthetic Complexes by Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy.

Darius Abramavicius 1 , Dmitri Voronine 1 , Shaul Mukamel 1
1 Chemistry, UCI, Irvine, California, United States

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10:45 AM - M5: RET
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M6: Supramolecular Systems
Session Chairs
Dominic McGrath
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

11:15 AM - **M6.1
Intrachain Energy Transfer in a Conjugated Polymer: Coherence and the Intermediate Coupling Limit.

Gregory Scholes 1 , Elisabetta Collini 1
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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11:45 AM - M6.2
Design and Characterization of Light Harvesting Macromolecules.

Ken Ghiggino 1 , Ming Chen 2 , Gerard Wilson 2
1 School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 2 , CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia

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12:00 PM - **M6.3
Photo- and Electro-active Concave-convex Supramolecular Nanostructures.

Nazario Martin 1
1 Organic Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid Spain

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12:30 PM - **M6.4
The Efficiency of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting and Its Regulation.

Rienk van Grondelle 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, VU University, Amsterdam Netherlands

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M7: Charge Transfer Processes
Session Chairs
Paras Prasad
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **M7.1
Electron and Energy Transfer Reactions in Designed Donor-bridge-acceptor systems.

Bo Albinsson 1
1 , Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg Sweden

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3:00 PM - M7.2
Electrochemical Gate Tuned Charge Transport in Single Molecule.

Fang Chen 1 , Xiulan Li 1 , Josh Hihath 1 , Nongjian Tao 1
1 Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States

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3:15 PM - M7.3
High-Efficiency Thermoelectric Oxide Semiconductors.

Matthew Scullin 1 5 , Jayakanth Ravichandran 2 5 , Subroto Mukerjee 3 5 , Joel Moore 3 5 , Arun Majumdar 4 5 , R. Ramesh 1 3 5
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 5 Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 4 Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States

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3:30 PM - **M7.4
The Mechanism of Enhancement in Novel Two-PhotonAbsorption Branched and other Macrocyclic Materials.

Theodore Goodson 1
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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4:00 PM - M7: ET
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M8: Piezoelectrics
Session Chairs
Akira Otomo
Tuesday PM, December 02, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

4:30 PM - M8.1
Modeling and Experimental Verification of Piezoelectric Mechanical Vibration Energy Harvesters for MEMS Applications.

Miso Kim 1 , Mathias Hoegen 1 , Woosik Kim 1 , Seung Hyun Kim 1 2 , John Dugundji 1 , Brian Wardle 1
1 Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , INOSTEK Inc., Ansan, Gyeonggi, Korea (the Republic of)

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5:00 PM - M8.3
Energy Harvesting using Nanowires?

Marin Alexe 1 , Stephan Senz 1 , Markus Andreas Schubert 1 , Dietrich Hesse 1 , Ulrich Goesele 1
1 , Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle Germany

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5:15 PM - M8.4
Flexoelectricity and Energy Harvesting from Electroactive NanoFibers and NanoArchitectures.

Cheng Huang 1 , Jim Holbery 1 , Jim West 2
1 Chemical, Materials, and Electrical Engineering, Energy & Environment Directorate, Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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2008-12-03   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

David L. Andrews University of East Anglia
Kenneth P. Ghiggino University of Melbourne
Theodore Goodson University of Michigan
Arthur J. Nozik University of Colorado-Boulder
M9: Quantum Dots
Session Chairs
Shaul Mukamel
Wednesday AM, December 03, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

9:00 AM - M9.1
Spectroscopy and Exciton Dynamics of Highly Luminescent CdTe/CdSe and ZnTe/CdSe Heteronanocrystals.

Celso de Mello Donega 1 , Veronique Gevaerts 1 , Evelien van Schrojenstein Lantman 1 , Esther Groeneveld 1
1 Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht Netherlands

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9:15 AM - M9.2
The Nucleation and Growth of CdSe Quantum Dots - Theory & Experiment.

Paul Mulvaney 1
1 School of Chemistry & Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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9:30 AM - M9.3
Carrier Multiplication in PbSe Nanocrystals Probed by Femtosecond Photoluminescence.

John McGuire 1 , Jeff Pietryga 1 , Jin Joo 1 , Victor Klimov 1
1 Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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9:45 AM - M9.4
III-V Quantum Dot Sensitized Nanoporous TiO2 for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells.

Ravishankar Narayanan 1 , Bratindranath Mukherjee 1
1 Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India

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10:00 AM - M9.5
Light-harvesting and Charge Carrier Relaxation in Tetrapod-Shaped Nanocrystals.

Christian Mauser 1 , Julia Baldauf 1 , Enrico Da Como 1 , Andrey Rogach 1 , Jochen Feldmann 1 , Dmitri Talapin 2
1 Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet, Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Muenchen Germany, 2 Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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10:15 AM - M9.6
Utilizing Quantum Dots to Enhance Solar Spectrum Conversion Efficiencies for Photovoltaics.

Richard Savage 1 , Hans Mayer 2 , Mathew Lewis 1 , Daniel Marrujo 1
1 Materials Engineering, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obsipo, California, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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10:30 AM - M9.7
Modified Blinking Statistics and Non-Classical Photon Emission from Oligo-Phenylene Vinylene Functionalized CdSe Quantum Dots.

Michael Odoi 1 , Kevin Early 1 , Kevin McCarthy 1 , Ravisubhash Tangirala 2 , Todd Emrick 2 , Michael Barnes 1
1 Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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10:45 AM - M9.8
Time-Dependent Density Matrix Model for Carrier Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals.

Andrei Piryatinski 1 , Kirill Velizhanin 1 , Victor Klimov 2
1 Theoretical division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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11:00 AM - M9: QD
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M10: Nanostructures
Session Chairs
Kenneth Ghiggino
Wednesday PM, December 03, 2008
Republic A (Sheraton)

11:30 AM - **M10.1
Nanostructured Molecular and Hybrid Materials for Energy Harvesting: Meeting the Energy and Healthcare Challenges of 21st Century.

Paras Prasad 1
1 Chemistry, SUNY/at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States

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12:00 PM - M10.2
Aligned Titania Nanotube Array Thin Films for Sunlight Harvesting: Electrochemical Kinetics and Photovoltaic Characteristics.

Gopal Ganesan Pethuraja 1 , Gorun Butail 1 2 , David Duquette 2 , G. Ramanath 1 2
1 Center for Future Energy Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

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12:15 PM - M10.3
Relation of the Reverse Saturation Current and Open-Circuit Voltage to Material Properties in Organic Solar Cells.

William Potscavage 1 , Seunghyup Yoo 1 , Bernard Kippelen 1
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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12:30 PM - M10.4
Theoretical Comparison of the Electronic Properties of Hybrids Fullerene-4-oligo-phenylenevinylene (C60-4PV) and CNT-4-oligo-phenylenevinylene (CNT-4PV) Employing the Density Functional Theory (DFT).

Alfredo Marquez 1 , Erika Lopez 1 , Luz-Maria Rodriguez 2 1 , Norma Flores 1 , Daniel Glossman 1
1 Chemistry, CIMAV, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, 2 Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, UACH, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

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12:45 PM - M10.5
Controlling Fullerene/polymer Blend Morphology using Host-Guest Chemistry.

Wallace Wong 1 , Andrew Holmes 1 2 , David Jones 1 , Qinghui Mao 1 , Scott Watkins 2 , Chao Yan 1
1 , University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Ian Wark Laboratory, CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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