Defense Date

2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

First Advisor

James McLeskey

Abstract

A study of fabricating the first electrospun polymer-fiber solar cell with MEHPPV is presented. Motivation for the work and a brief history of solar cell is given. Limiting factors to improvement of polymer solar cell efficiency are illustrated. Electrospinning is introduced as a technique that may increase polymer solar cell efficiency, and a list of advantages in the technique applied to solar cell is discussed. Results of electrospun polymer-fiber solar cell, absorption, and its device parameter diagnosis through an equivalent circuit analysis are presented.

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

August 2011

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Engineering Commons

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