October 1, 2009

We actively pursue understanding of the physics of organic solar cells and light emitting diodes, creating novel devices, and inventing and using new characterization methods with a particular emphasis on applications to organic devices. Our work is by its very nature interdisciplinary – spanning physics, chemistry and materials science. The group consists of a mix of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as post docs.

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April 7, 2014
The Role of Molecular Orientation in Organic Solar Cells

Work by John Tumbelston and collaborators was published 4/6/2014 by Nature Photonics as advanced online article. This research details how molecular orientation can be a critical factor in the performance of organic solar cells.

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Selected Media attention:
Photonics.comScience DailyNanowerkScicastsMaterialsViewsredOrbit

Online attention 4/8/2014

Altmetric score (what’s this?)

Picked up by 6 news outlets

Blogged [...]

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April 7, 2014

Former Group Member Ann Watson was selected as recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This is a great achievement and honor. Congratulations to Ann! We wish her well at Duke.

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February 17, 2014
2013 recap – good start to 2014

2/17/2014. – 2013 has turned out to have been a great year for the Ade group with 16 peer-reviewed publications. Citations continue to be on the rise. – The group is also off to a great start in 2014, with 6 papers accepted already this year (4 Advanced Materials, 1 JACS, ! Advanced Functional [...]

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January 20, 2014

The Editorial Office Journal of Materials Chemistry C informed us that “Soft X-ray characterisation of organic semiconductor films” authored by C . R. McNeil and H. Ade has been selected as a Hot Article for 2013 as recommended by referees. As such, it has been included in the Hot Article 2013 web collection for the  Journal [...]

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January 16, 2014
Our group’s research flying around the Internet

Work with the Hou group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences was recently published in Advanced Materials.
“An Easy and Effective Method to Modulate Molecular Energy Level of the Polymer Based on Benzodithiophene for the Application in Polymer Solar Cells”

by M. Zhang, X.Guo, W. Ma*, S. Zhang, L. Huo, H. Ade, and J. Hou*.

It was [...]

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January 10, 2014
Welcome to Adrian Hunt

Adrian Hunt has joined the Ade group as of 1/1/2014. He has a PhD. in physics from the the University of Saskatchewan. His prior work investigated graphene using mostly resonant inelastic scattering at the Advance Light Source in Berkeley.

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October 18, 2013

H. Ade received the Award for: Achievements in polymer science and in particular the elucidation of the chemical nano-morphology of complex materials used in polymer electronics and energy conversion devices

David Shirley was a Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and Director of LBNL from 1980 to 1989, and was instrumental in having the Advanced [...]

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October 18, 2013
Midyear review of publications, inside cover of Adv. Energy Mat.

W. Ma, J. Tumbleston, M. Wang, F. Huang, and H. Ade, Adv. Energy Mater. 3, 864-872 (2013). (Inside Cover) DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201200912

 

We are on an excellent pace regarding publications this year. So far, we have published the following papers

“Modifications in Morphology Resulting from Nanoimprinting Bulk Heterojunction Blends for Light Trapping Organic Solar Cell Designs”, [...]

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October 18, 2013
Congratulations to Eliot (6/14/2013)

Eliot Gann successfully defended his thesis on 6/14/2013. He went on to be awarded the inaugural Graduate Research Award of the NCSU physics department. He is now a post doc in the McNeill group at Monash University in Australia. – Congratulations to Eliot. Well done!!

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October 18, 2013

John Tumbleston has given a number of invited talks this year, including a seminar at UC Davis, …(John, please update).

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