Prof. Nazario Martín
Funding : Programas de Actividades de I+D entre grupos de investigación de la Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/MAT-1726
Duration: 2010 - 2013
The aim of this Project is focused on the design, development and optimization of new and suitable Materials for light harvesting and their further application in the preparation of photovoltaic devices. This ambitious objective requires a multidisciplinary effort ranging from the chemical synthesis to produce functional materials to the understanding of the physical phenomena responsible for the photovoltaic response of the devices.
Thus, in this context, the main tasks will be the synthesis of new photo- and electroactive compounds with: i) a control on their HOMO-LUMO energy levels, ii) a better absorption in the visible and near infrared, iii) a better charge mobility (electrons and holes), iv) a better control on the morphology at the nanometer scale and, v) possibility of geometrical and electronic design through theoretical calculations. The aforementioned goals should lead to a more competitive photovoltaic technology in our country.http://nanociencia.imdea.org/images/nanociencia/scientific_reports/Scientific-Report-2013.pdf#page=96