Dieter Neher

Professor of Soft Matter Physics
Institute of Physics and Astronomy
University of Potsdam
E-mail: neher@uni-potsdam.de
Page: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/pwm/group-members/prof-dr-dieter-neher.html

Fields of interest:

Current research of Dr. Neher is concerned with the physical processes in conjugated materials, with focus on charge carrier dynamics in organic solar cells and light-emitting diodes, and on charge carrier transport in macromolecular semiconductors in relation to interchain order.

Recent publications:

R. Steyrleuthner, M. Schubert, I. Howard, B. Klaumützer, K. Schilling, Z. Chen, P. Saalfrank, F. Laquai, A. Facchetti, D. Neher,
Aggregation in a High Mobility n-type Low Bandgap Copolymer with Implications on Semicrystalline Morphology,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja306844f.

S. Albrecht, S. Janietz, W. Schindler, J. Frisch, J. Kuipiers, J. Kniepert, S. Inal, P. Pingel, K. Fostiropoulos, K. Koch, D. Neher,
Fluorinated Copolymer PCPDTBT with enhanced open-circuit voltage and reduced recombination for highly efficient polymer solar cells,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 14932-14944, 2012.

S. T. Turner, P. Pingel, R. Steyrleuthner, E. J. W. Crossland, S. Ludwigs, D. Neher,
Quantitative analysis of bulk heterojunction films using linear absorption spectroscopy and solar cell performance,
Adv. Funct. Mater. 21, 4640-4652, 2011.

I. Lange, J. C. Blakesley, J. Frisch, A. Vollmer, N. Koch, D. Neher,
Band bending in conjugated polymer layers,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 216402-1-4, 2011.

J. Kniepert, M. Schubert, J. C. Blakesley, D. Neher,
Photogeneration and recombination in P3HT/PCBM solar cells probed by time-delayed collection field experiments,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 700, 2, 700-705, 2011.

P. Pingel, A. Zen, R. D. Abellon, F. C. Grozema, L. D. A. Siebeles, D. Neher,
Temperature-resolved local and macroscopic charge transport in thin P3HT layers,
Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 2286-2295, 2010.

R. Steyrleuthner, M. Schubert, F. Jaiser, J. C. Blakesley, Z. Chen, A. Facchetti, D. Neher,
Bulk Electron Transport and Charge Injection in a High Mobility n-Type Semiconducting Polymer,
Adv. Mater. 22, 2799-2803, 2010.

M. Schubert, C. Yin, M. Castellani, S. Bange, T. L. Tam, A. Sellinger, H.-H. Hörhold, T. Kietzke, D. Neher,
Heterojunction-topology versus fill-factor correlations in novel hybrid small-molecular/polymeric solar cells,
J. Chem. Phys. 130, 094703-1-9, 2009.

C. Yin, M. Schubert, S. Bange, M. Castellani, D. Neher, M. Kumke, H.H. Hörhold,
Tuning the excited state properties and photovoltaic performance in PPV-based polymer blends,
J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 14607–14617, 2008.

A. Zen, M. Saphiannikova, D. Neher, J. Grenzer, S. Grigorian, U. Pietsch, U. Asawapirom, S. Janietz, U. Scherf, I. Lieberwirth, G. Wegner,
Effect of molecular weight on the structure and crystallinity of poly(3-hexylthiophene),
Macromolecules 39, 2162-2171, 2006.