Organic compounds are carbon-based chemicals and are essential to life. Carbon shares electrons with other atoms in strong, covalent bonds to form these compounds. The other atoms in organic compounds can be additional carbon atoms or a wide variety of other elements including hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen atoms. The study of how these covalent bonds form and break is the foundation of organic chemistry.
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Photovoltaics are devices that convert light into electrical energy. Organic photovoltaics (OPV) are solar cells that use organic semiconductors, i.e. conductive organic polymers or small organic molecules, for light absorption and charge transport to produce electricity from sunlight. Learn how this new innovative technology brings a new twist to solar cell research.
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