Dr. Ana Pérez defended her PhD Thesis entitled "Nanoscale interpretation of performances in organic solar cells and field effect transistors" on Monday 16 April at 11 am at ICMAB and obtained the highest mark! Congratulations!
Her friends and family came to be with her in this special day, together with all her ICMAB colleagues.
"Thank you all for coming! I felt like home here at ICMAB."
Dr. Ana Pérez did her PhD within the Group of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces, under the supervision ofProf. Carmen OcalandDr. Esther Barrena.
Abstract: Since the 1960s, the field of molecular electronics has drawn growing attention as an alternat ive to the traditional silicon-based devices. The performance of organic devices is rapidly increasing, but their use in low-cost and large-area applications is hindered by insufficient device efficiency and poor reproducibility. Though most efforts addressing these issues are focused towards exploring materials synthesis and processing, understanding the phenomena controlling performances becomes yet indispensable. The goal of this thesis is providing interpretation of different interface and structure related issues in organic solar cells and organic field effect transistors at the nanoscale by employing advanced scanning probe microscopies. This study correlates the structural and electrical properties at the nanoscale with the device macroscopic performance, providing understanding of mechanisms that importantly affect the devices efficiency.
The PhD Committee was formed by: