Two research groups from the German institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will collaborate on research into organic solar cells using graphene as a base material. The research is carried out under the “GRElect” program financed by the “Bilateral Cooperation Greece-Germany in Research and Technology 2013-2015” of Greece ‘s General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT).
The aim of the project is to use graphene as a transparent electrode in the production of advanced organic electronic devices, such as organic solar cells and organic transistors.
“A promising material with unusual properties, such as high electrical conductivity, high optical transparency, thermal stability and high elasticity (graphene), has important application in photovoltaics, since it is economical and energy efficient. Moreover, the aim of research worldwide is to produce cheap energy with more applications,” said researcher Dr. Constantinos Fostiropoulos from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin Institute on Heterogeneous Materials and Systems.