Fields of interest:
Organic electronics: materials for OPV and DSSC; manufacturing of polymer solar cells from the lab to the pilot scale.
Polymer synthesis: thermoplastic polyesters, styrenic polymers (PS, sPS, SAN), polyacrylonitrile, polyols, polyacrylamides, conjugated (semiconducting) polymers; living radical polymerization, metal-coordinated stereospecific polymerization, block copolymerization, Pd-catalyzed polycondensations.
Polymer modification: chain extension; reactions on polymers; reactive processing.
Materials science: polyesters for packaging; textile fibers; flame retardants for styrenics; polymers for enhanced oil recovery; nanostructured photoactive materials.
M. C. Barr, C. Carbonera, R. Po, V. Bulović, K. K. Gleason,
Cathode buffer layers based on vacuum and solution deposited PEDOT for efficient inverted organic solar cells,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 183301 (2012).
E. Ripaud, D. Demeter, T. Rousseau, E. Boucard-Cetol, A. Allain, R. Po, P. Leriche, J. Roncali,
Structure-properties relationships in donor-acceptor systems based on diketopyrrolepyrrole as active materials for organic solar cells,
Dyes Pigm. 95, 126-133 (2012).
R. Po, C. Carbonera, A. Bernardi, F. Tinti, N. Camaioni,
Polymer- and carbon-based electrodes for polymer solar cells: toward low-cost, continuous fabrication over large area,
Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 100, 97-114 (2012).
N. Camaioni, F. Tinti, L. Franco, M. Fabris, A. Toffoletti, M. Ruzzi, L. Montanari, L. Bonoldi, A. Pellegrino, A. Calabrese, R. Po,
Effect of residual catalyst on solar cells made of a fluorene-thiophene-benzothiadiazole copolymer as electron-donor: a combined electrical and photophysical study,
Org. Electron. 13, 550-559 (2012).
L. Longo, C. Carbonera, A. Pellegrino, N. Perin, G. Schimperna, A. Tacca, R. Po,
Comparison between theoretical and experimental electronic properties of some popular donor polymers for bulk-heterojunction solar cells,
Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 97, 139-149 (2012).
A. Calabrese, G. Schimperna, R. Po, T. Yohannes, S.E. Debebe, F. Tinti, N. Camaioni,
BisEH-PFDTBT:PCBM solar cells: a compositional, thickness, and light-dependent study,
J. Appl. Phys. 110, 113106 (2011).
D. Demeter, T. Rousseau, P. Leriche, T. Cauchy, R. Po, J. Roncali,
Manipulation of the open-circuit voltage of organic solar cells by desymmetrization of the molecular structure of A-D-A donors,
Adv. Funct. Mater. 21, 4379-4387 (2011).
L. Bonoldi, A. Calabrese, A. Pellegrino, R. Po, N. Perin, S. Spera, A. Tacca,
Optical and Electronic Properties of Thiophene, Fluorene, Benzothiadiazole Random Copolymers for Photovoltaic Applications,
J. Mater. Sci. 46, 3960-3968 (2011).
R. Po, C. Carbonera, A. Bernardi, N. Camaioni,
The role of buffer layers in polymer solar cells,
Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 285-310 (2011).
R. Po, M. Maggini, N. Camaioni,
Polymer solar cells: recent approaches and achievements,
J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 695-706 (2010).