Behrang H. Hamadani

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The use of organic materials presents a tremendous opportunity to significantly impact the functionality and pervasiveness of large-area electronics. Commercialization of this technology requires reduction in manufacturing costs by exploiting inexpensive low-temperature deposition and patterning techniques, which typically lead to lower device performance.(More)
A hot filament chemical vapor deposition method has been developed to grow vertical array single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). In this study, a hot filament (temperature greater than 2000 degrees C) was used to activate gas mixtures of hydrogen and carbon containing species at sub-atmospheric pressures. Silicon substrates decorated with islands of iron(More)
We have studied charge injection across the metal/organic semiconductor interface in bottom-contact poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) field-effect transistors, with Au source and drain electrodes modified by self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) prior to active polymer deposition. By using the SAM to engineer the effective Au work function, we markedly affect the(More)
Photogenerated charge transport in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells is strongly dependent on the active layer nanomorphology resulting from phase segregation. Here, we systematically study the nanoscale photocurrent response from BHJs based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT-PCBM) with a photoconductive atomic(More)
Charge carrier lifetime measurements in bulk or unfinished photovoltaic (PV) materials allow for a more accurate estimate of power conversion efficiency in completed solar cells. In this work, carrier lifetimes in PV-grade silicon wafers are obtained by way of quasi-steady state photoconductance measurements. These measurements use a contactless RF system(More)
An absolute differential spectral response measurement system for solar cells is presented. The system couples an array of light emitting diodes with an optical waveguide to provide large area illumination. Two unique yet complementary measurement methods were developed and tested with the same measurement apparatus. Good agreement was observed between the(More)
A system for measuring the absolute spectral responsivity of solar cells is described. The system uses higher-powered LED arrays that are coupled to an optical light guide that together provide large area illumination. Two different measurement methods were developed and tested using this measurement apparatus. The first method is an individual LED lock-in(More)
An irradiance mode, absolute differential spectral response measurement system for solar cells is presented. The system is based on combining the monochromator-based approach of determining the power mode spectral responsivity of cells with an LED-based measurement to construct a curve representing the light-overfilled absolute spectral response of the(More)
We present a light emitting diode (LED)-based system utilizing a combinatorial flux addition method to investigate the nonlinear relationship in solar cells between the output current of the cell and the incident irradiance level. The magnitude of the light flux is controlled by the supplied currents to two LEDs (or two sets of them) in a combinatorial(More)