Already 8 weeks past, recently some Videos (well, stills of the slides plus audio) of the Solar and LED Session of the SPIE Optics and Photonics 2011, San Diego went online.
Here are two or three which might interest you (well, they got my attention;-) but there is more to be found on the above mentioned web site – although I had to modify the settings of my ad blocker to be able to watch. No, there are no ads; still…
Before you scroll down, let me mention some other “findings” of potential interest:
- How Google Went Solar by Dan Auld about Big G’s 1.65MW array, and how to get most out of it.
- Then, a nice rant on the climate debate and how news media, trying to be biased, do become very biased… read Diamond planets, climate change and the scientific method by Matthew Bailes. You can see it as a kind of (inofficial) editorial for the last linked article, Who’s your expert? The difference between peer review and rhetoric by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.
- Another one on organic photovoltaics, Paper solar cells by 2015 (Disclaimer: I was involved in one of these projects. Um ;-).
- Totally unrelated, PhDComics on Writing and Figures…
- Even more unrelated, and not funny: Sitting and Standing at work, finally.
- The most efficient flexible solar cells are not organic, but made from CIGS: Highly efficient Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells grown on flexible polymer films (Nat Mater).
- Alternatively, Silicon Ink can be used, as Bill Scanlon writes.
- Stephen Wolfram on the Advance of the Data Civilization: A Timeline
- Some lessons learned by Chris Dixon; while being about getting a job or your startup funded, it is somewhat applicable to carreers in science.
- The Scientist on the Perfect Poster.
- Nature News on the The reasons for retraction.
But now to these SPIE presentations [Update: WordPress does not accept the embedded vidos, so here just the links to the videos].
James Durrant, Imperial: Charge photogeneration and recombination in organic solar cells
Jenny Nelson, Imperial: Modelling charge transport and recombination in organic photovoltaic materials
Craig Peters, Stanford: High-efficiency polymer-based OPV with lifetimes approaching 7 years; liked especially the PDS spectra about the impact of degradation on CT states (around position 19min):
Wei You, UNC: Molecular engineering of conjugated polymers for highly efficient bulk-heterojunction solar cells on molecular engineering of conjugated polymers, penne vs spaghetti, reorganisation, and high efficiencies.
Also, there is one from yours truly;-) Impact of trap-assisted recombination on the performance of polymer-fullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells. Never realised I say “um” so much… Here the slides also on Slideshare.