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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Tönu Pullerits


Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Organic Solar Cells.


  • Peng Song
  • Yuanzuo Li
  • Fengcai Ma
  • Tönu Pullerits
  • Mengtao Sun

Summary, in English

Electron transfer (ET) is the key process in light-driven charge separation reactions in organic solar cells. The current review summarizes the progress in theoretical modelling of ET in these materials. First we give an account of ET, with a description originating from Marcus theory. We systematically go through all the relevant parameters and show how they depend on different material properties, and discuss the consequences such dependencies have for the performance of the devices. Finally, we present a set of visualization methods which have proven to be very useful in analyzing the elementary processes in absorption and charge separation events. Such visualization tools help us to understand the properties of the photochemical and photobiological systems in solar cells.


  • Chemical Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience

Publishing year





The Chemical Record

Document type

Journal article


John Wiley & Sons Inc.


  • Other Chemical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry




  • ISSN: 1527-8999