Solar energy is our most abundant source of renewable energy. Developing lower cost photovoltaic materials would allow solar cells to be deployed more broadly across the globe.
One promising technology in this field is organic photovoltaics, which uses polymeric donor-acceptor molecules. However, challenges remain that prevent mainstream adoption. Photoconversion efficiency lags behind other technologies, and manufacturing processes are not yet environmentally friendly and affordable.
This application note describes how researchers have used the unique capabilities of Asylum Research atomic force microscopes (AFMs) to investigate solutions to these challenges.
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