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Learners taking this Course are
  • Chemists
  • Research Assistants
  • Researchers
  • Professors
  • Entrepreneurs

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours videos and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Solar Cells and Life Cycle Analysis

7 videos (Total 52 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Introduction10m
3 Generations of Solar Cells11m
Tutorial - Introduction1m
Tutorial - Terms and Abbreviations10m
Life Cycle Analysis - Part I9m
Life Cycle Analysis - Part II6m
9 readings
Welcome1m
Terms and abbreviations10m
Solar energy10m
Solar cells10m
Solar cells - the three generations10m
Life cycle analysis10m
Comparison of OPV with other technologies10m
Environmental impacts of OPV10m
Interpreting the results for OPV10m
3 practice exercises
Solar cells10m
Getting to Know the OPV Jargon16m
LCA4m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Organic and Polymer Solar Cells

6 videos (Total 85 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
How to Characterize Solar Cells4m
Tutorial - IV Curves7m
Layers in the Solar Cell7m
Applications4m
Recorded Live Session I56m
8 readings
Polymer solar cells10m
Why polymer solar cells10m
How to messure solar cells10m
Incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE)10m
How do polymer solar cells work10m
The layer stack10m
Tandem Solar Cells10m
Suggested Materials10m
2 practice exercises
Determine Solar Cell Parameters8m
Working Principles6m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Materials in Solar Cells

6 videos (Total 103 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Polymers7m
Synthesis7m
Characterization of Polymers7m
Examples from Literature6m
Recorded Live Session II1h 5m
10 readings
Conjugated polymers10m
Side chains10m
Important materials10m
Suggested Materials10m
Polymer synthesis10m
Purification10m
UV-vis spectroscopy10m
Electrochemical measurements10m
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)10m
Size exclusion chromatography10m
3 practice exercises
Materials10m
Polymerization8m
Characterization10m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Stability and Degradation

7 videos (Total 107 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Decay Curves6m
ISOS Standards12m
Stability Examples6m
Morphological Stability 4m
Electrical Defects9m
Recorded Live Session III1h
9 readings
Degradation and stability10m
Morphological stability10m
Suggested Materials10m
Suggested Materials10m
ISOS standards10m
Morphological stability10m
Flexibility and delamination10m
Polymer stability10m
LBIC10m
3 practice exercises
Decay Curves8m
ISOS8m
Stability and Degradation8m
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Top reviews from Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice

By ESNov 12th 2018

At first, there was a lot of chemistry which scared me a bit but I like how it was really linked to engineering. I loved it. I got exactly what I wanted to know about OPV technology.

By MROct 18th 2015

Great course, lots of material but really well presented. Touches all aspects of the organic solar cell production and the physical and chemical fundamentals behind it.

About Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice is a specialized course on organic solar cells. If you are looking for a more general course we can strongly recommend Introduction to solar cells (https://www.coursera.org/learn/solar-cells). as an alternative

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