Imperial College London

MrJoelLuke

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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j.luke16

 
 
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H724Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Joel has recently joined the Centre of Plastic Electronics CDT and will be completing his research project within Prof Ji-Seon Kim's group. The research project is supported by CSEM Brasil and is concerned with the stability of large area printed OPV devices. The main areas of interest are:

  • How do fullerene acceptor molecules in the active layer affect stability
  • Studying the morphology of blends that incoorporate new non-fullerene acceptors and determining how this relates to stability and performance
  • The nature and stability of the interface between the active layer and charge carrier layers

Joel graduated from  the University of Bristol in 2014 with a First Class Honours undergraduate master's degree in  Chemistry. His master's thesis was a study of the photo-induced ring opening of some heterocyclic molecules using ultrafast transient spectroscopic techniques.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Luke J, Speller EM, Wadsworth A, et al., 2019, Twist and degrade – Impact of molecular structure on the photostability of non-fullerene acceptors and their photovoltaic blends, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:9, ISSN:1614-6832, Pages:1-14

Newman MJ, Speller EM, Barbe J, et al., 2018, Photo-stability study of a solution-processed small molecule solar cell system: correlation between molecular conformation and degradation, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:1468-6996, Pages:194-202

Murdock D, Harris SJ, Luke J, et al., 2014, Transient UV pump-IR probe investigation of heterocyclic ring-opening dynamics in the solution phase: the role played by n sigma* states in the photoinduced reactions of thiophenone and furanone, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:16, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:21271-21279

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