Dieter Neher

Professor of Soft Matter Physics
Institute of Physics and Astronomy
University of Potsdam

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.

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.