energy

We are currently developing structure-function relationships for networks of conjugated polymers (organogels) for use in low-cost polymer solar cells. Our interest is primarily aimed at developing fundamental relationships between multi-scale structural parameters and electronic/optical properties of polythiophene organogels. Rheology and electrochemical characterization is also used to ‘interrogate’ the material structure while allowing for the development of fundamental constitutive equations. A combination of scattering techniques utilizing neutrons and X-rays provide non-destructive probes for the bulk structure over a wide range of length scales (0.1 – 10,000 nm). Contact Prof. Pozzo for more details on this research area.