In this episode, Quinn Burlingame, Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellow in the Loo Group at Princeton University, tells us about the ever-improving technology in organic semiconductors and organic solar cells. Specifically, he shares about C60, which is comprised of 60 carbon atoms attached to each other. C60 are thin, flexible, and can be transparent, allowing for versatile use. Traditional solar cells are made up of silicon, which acts as an effective semiconductor, however is limited in its functionality due to its relative size and weight. While the efficiency of organic semiconductors is increasing rapidly, the Loo Group continues to also work on creating a material with a long lifetime despite frequent sun exposure. Listen in to hear about the technology and its potential applications.
Get in touch with Burlingame on Twitter @QuinnBurlingame and visit Andluca Technologies at https://andluca.com.