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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Materials Science H-index 179 Citations 181,751 703 World Ranking 20 National Ranking 14
Chemistry H-index 162 Citations 126,738 602 World Ranking 18 National Ranking 13

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Awards & Achievements

2011 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2002 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For co-founding the field of conducting polymers and for pioneering work in making these novel materials available for technological applications.

2001 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2000 - Nobel Prize for the discovery and development of conductive polymers

1995 - International Balzan Prize

1983 - Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society For his studies of conducting polymers and organic solids, and in particular for his leadership in our understanding of the properties of quasi-one-dimensional conductors

1969 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)

1968 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1963 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electron
  • Organic chemistry

His main research concerns Optoelectronics, Polymer, Polymer solar cell, Nanotechnology and Conductive polymer. As part of his studies on Optoelectronics, Alan J. Heeger frequently links adjacent subjects like Acceptor. His Polymer study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Inorganic chemistry, Photochemistry, Counterion and Polymer chemistry.

His research brings together the fields of Organic solar cell and Polymer solar cell. His Nanotechnology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Photovoltaics, Aptamer, Small molecule and DNA. The concepts of his Conductive polymer study are interwoven with issues in Polyacetylene and Doping.

His most cited work include:

  • Polymer photovoltaic cells : enhanced efficiencies via a network of internal donor-acceptor heterojunctions (8141 citations)
  • Thermally stable, efficient polymer solar cells with nanoscale control of the interpenetrating network morphology (4051 citations)
  • Design Rules for Donors in Bulk‐Heterojunction Solar Cells—Towards 10 % Energy‐Conversion Efficiency (3947 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Optoelectronics, Polymer, Polymer solar cell, Condensed matter physics and Doping. His work is dedicated to discovering how Optoelectronics, Field-effect transistor are connected with Organic semiconductor and other disciplines. His Polymer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Photochemistry, Nanotechnology and Polymer chemistry.

He has included themes like Organic solar cell and Fullerene in his Polymer solar cell study. His Condensed matter physics research includes elements of Electron and Anisotropy. His studies deal with areas such as Semiconductor, Electrical resistivity and conductivity and Analytical chemistry as well as Doping.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Optoelectronics (33.71%)
  • Polymer (29.68%)
  • Polymer solar cell (14.89%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2009-2018)?

  • Optoelectronics (33.71%)
  • Polymer solar cell (14.89%)
  • Polymer (29.68%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Alan J. Heeger focuses on Optoelectronics, Polymer solar cell, Polymer, Nanotechnology and Organic solar cell. His research in Optoelectronics intersects with topics in Field-effect transistor and Transistor. His Polymer solar cell study combines topics in areas such as Fullerene and Charge carrier.

His Polymer research incorporates themes from Electron mobility, Donor acceptor, Semiconductor and Polymer chemistry. Alan J. Heeger focuses mostly in the field of Nanotechnology, narrowing it down to matters related to Small molecule and, in some cases, Solution processed. Alan J. Heeger interconnects Layer, Photochemistry, Chemical physics and Solar energy in the investigation of issues within Organic solar cell.

Between 2009 and 2018, his most popular works were:

  • Solution-processed small-molecule solar cells with 6.7% efficiency (1286 citations)
  • Inverted Polymer Solar Cells Integrated with a Low‐Temperature‐Annealed Sol‐Gel‐Derived ZnO Film as an Electron Transport Layer (1177 citations)
  • 25th anniversary article: Bulk heterojunction solar cells: understanding the mechanism of operation. (1101 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electron
  • Organic chemistry

His scientific interests lie mostly in Optoelectronics, Polymer solar cell, Polymer, Organic solar cell and Hybrid solar cell. His work deals with themes such as Layer, Acceptor and Solar energy, which intersect with Optoelectronics. The various areas that Alan J. Heeger examines in his Polymer solar cell study include Open-circuit voltage, Transmission electron microscopy and Charge carrier.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Electron mobility and Nanotechnology, Nanostructure in addition to Polymer. His Organic solar cell research integrates issues from Chemical physics, Cathode, Fullerene and Solar cell. His study in Hybrid solar cell is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Quantum dot solar cell, PEDOT:PSS, Organic electronics and Equivalent series resistance.

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Top Publications

Polymer photovoltaic cells : enhanced efficiencies via a network of internal donor-acceptor heterojunctions

G. Yu;J. Gao;J. C. Hummelen;F. Wudl.
Science (1995)

11261 Citations

Solitons in polyacetylene

W. P. Su;J. R. Schrieffer;A. J. Heeger.
Physical Review Letters (1979)

5620 Citations

Thermally stable, efficient polymer solar cells with nanoscale control of the interpenetrating network morphology

Wanli Ma;Cuiying Yang;Xiong Gong;Kwanghee Lee.
Advanced Functional Materials (2005)

5511 Citations

Photoinduced electron transfer from a conducting polymer to buckminsterfullerene.

N. S. Sariciftci;L. Smilowitz;A. J. Heeger;F. Wudl.
Science (1992)

5396 Citations

Design Rules for Donors in Bulk‐Heterojunction Solar Cells—Towards 10 % Energy‐Conversion Efficiency

Markus C. Scharber;David Mühlbacher;Markus Koppe;Patrick Denk.
Advanced Materials (2006)

5065 Citations

Electrical Conductivity in Doped Polyacetylene.

C. K. Chiang;C. R. Fincher;Y. W. Park;A. J. Heeger.
Physical Review Letters (1977)

4669 Citations

Synthesis of electrically conducting organic polymers: halogen derivatives of polyacetylene, (CH)x

Hideki Shirakawa;Edwin J Louis;Alan g MacDiarmid;Chwan K Chiang.
Journal of The Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (1977)

4577 Citations

Bulk heterojunction solar cells with internal quantum efficiency approaching 100

Sung Heum Park;Sung Heum Park;Anshuman Roy;Serge Beaupré;Shinuk Cho;Shinuk Cho.
Nature Photonics (2009)

4293 Citations

Solitons in conducting polymers

A. J. Heeger;S. Kivelson;J. R. Schrieffer;W. P. Su.
Reviews of Modern Physics (1988)

4181 Citations

Efficient tandem polymer solar cells fabricated by all-solution processing.

Jin Young Kim;Kwanghee Lee;Nelson E. Coates;Daniel Moses.
Science (2007)

3948 Citations

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