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IAPP  Technische Universitat Dresden
Job Advertisement: ESR-9: PhD at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Topic: Triplet harvesting in vacuum deposited organic solar cells
Supervisor: Dr. K. Vanderwal
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Application date: Position is now available
Starting Date: No later than 1 June 2017
Duration: 3 years

Triplet harvesting in vacuum deposited organic solar cells

The candidate will fabricate organic thin films and complete organic photovoltaic devices using vacuum deposition techniques. These devices will be characterized by standard device performance measurements, supplemented by advanced spectroscopic and microscopy measurements. Also lifetime tests of new organic photovoltaic devices will be conducted. The research will focus on how triplet states can be used to improve the power conversion efficiency in these photovoltaic devices.

Internships (Secondments) at Kurt Lesker GmbH involving thin film processing and at CSIC-ICMAB for microstructural studies are planned.

The candidate should have a background in solid state physics and/or experimental physics.


The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the nine leading technical universities in Germany. In 2012, it became one of the eleven German universities funded by the excellence initiative for outstanding performance and achievements in research and teaching. Today, about 35,000 students, about 10% from abroad, are enrolled. The Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP), founded 1908, has been working on organic semiconductors since 1985. Currently, more than 100 people are working at IAPP. It has an excellent international reputation, spun off four companies, and its members have received numerous awards in the field of Organic Electronics, including the German Future Prize (endowed 250.000€).





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