Category: Publications

Merging Biology and Photovoltaics: How Nature Helps Sun-Catching

In this review, STiBNite ESR Luca Cavinato (TUM) presents an extensive overview of emerging bio-derived materials suitable for organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells. Their production, handling, characterization, and implementation as bio-hybrid components, such as substrates, electrodes, photoactive layers, carrier transporters, light-trapping layers and sealant films, are critically discussed. The full paper can be found here.

Versatile Biogenic Electrolytes for Highly Performing and Self-stable Light-emitting Electrochemical Cells

In this research paper, STiBNite ESR Luca Cavinato (TUM) presents a new family of green electrolytes in light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs). Self-stable and highly performing LECs are achieved by combining novel biogenic cellulose-based electrolytes and archetypical emitters (i.e., conjugated polymers (CPs) and ionic transition metal complexes). For the first time in the field, green electrolytes do not jeopardize device performance. The full paper can be found here.