How Quantum Chemistry of Singlet Fission Helps to Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, and Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Keywords: singlet fission, photophysics, solar cells
Singlet fission is a process in which singlet excitation is converted to two triplet excitations. Although it promises to improve the efficiency of solar cells, it is not currently used, because only very few truly efficient materials are known, and they do not fulfil other necessary requirements. A discussion of ways in which quantum chemistry could help find additional suitable materials is provided.
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