D2 - Lateral and vertical charge-transport study in templated molecular layers
Principle Investigator: Prof. Klaus Meerholz
This project will focus on studying various Molecular Building Blocks suitable for use in Organic Solar Cells, e.g. merocyanines and squaraines. Our goal is to establish structure / morphology / device performance correlations to gain understanding of the charge transport as a function of molecular packing and order. We strive to tune the order by using different templates and molecular building blocks with varying intermolecular interactions.
This project will be a joint collaboration with Dr. Dirk Hertel.
 T.L. Murrey, D. Hertel, J. Nowak, R. Bruker, T. Limböck, J.-M. Neudörfl, S. Rüth, J. Schelter, S. Olthof, A. Radulescu, A.J. Moulé, K. Meerholz, J. Phys. Chem C (2020).
 S. Akin, M. Bauer, R. Uchida, N. Arora, G. Jacopin, Y. Liu, D. Hertel, K. Meerholz, E. Mena-Osteritz, P. Bäuerle, S.M. Zakeeruddin, M. Ibrahim Dar, M. Grätzel, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3, 7456 (2020).
 A. Ojala, H. Bürckstümmer, J. Hwang, K. Graf, B. von Vacano, K. Meerholz, P. Erk, F. Würthner, Chem. Mat. 22, 4473 (2012).
 F. Würthner, R. Wortmann, K. Meerholz, Chem. Phys. Chem 3, 17 (2002).