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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Solar Cells and Life Cycle Analysis

4 hours to complete
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 cells30m
Getting to Know the OPV Jargon30m
LCA30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Organic and Polymer Solar Cells

4 hours to complete
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 Parameters30m
Working Principles30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Materials in Solar Cells

5 hours to complete
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
Materials30m
Polymerization30m
Characterization30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Stability and Degradation

5 hours to complete
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 Curves30m
ISOS30m
Stability and Degradation30m

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