Welcome to the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics

Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics – a joint initiative between the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the School of Mathematics and Physics (Physics Discipline) includes integrated programs in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics as well as synthetic chemistry.

The Centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. The Centre also co-hosts the Australian National Fabrication Facility - QLD Node (ANFF-Q). 

How to find COPE at The University of Queensland

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Photo: Stewart Gould


Dr Shih-Chun promoted to position of Associate Professor

COPE would like to congratulate Shih-Chun (Lawrence) for his recent promotion to the position of Associate Professor.

Molecular dynamics simulations turn morphology understanding on its head

Low donor content solar cells utilising a fullerene acceptor are interesting as they have remarkably high open circuit voltages and reasonable efficiencies in spite the of the donor only being present in a few wt%. Various explanations of how they work have been put forward but in a recent paper COPE and colleagues have shown using molecular dynamics simulations that the donor materials are distributed in the films at a distance that can enable a percolation pathway for charges to be extracted in spite of their concentration being below the expected percolation limit.

High efficiency perovskite solar cells

Shanshan Zhang, a PhD student at COPE has been working with the group of Professor Dieter Neher (Potsdam University) on perovskite solar cells. A highlight of the work was a 1 cm2 inverted solar cell with a certified efficiency of 19.83%, which was published in Nature Energy.

COPE members received Prizes at AUCAOS Symposium

Image: Paul Burn, Alex Loch

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