Singlet Fission

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Singlet fission in novel organic materials - an approach towards highly-efficient solar cells

Singlet FissionOne strategy to improve solar-cell efficiency is to generate two excited electrons from just one photon through singlet fission, which is the conversion of a singlet into two triplet excitons. In a concerted effort between synthetic and physical chemistry, surface and molecular physics and theoretical calculations the fundamental physical processes of singlet fission shall be clarified. This understanding will lead to a knowledge-based design and realization of molecules exploiting singlet fission in highly-efficient next-generation solar cells using environmentally-friendly and inexpensive materials.