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Organic solar cell optimizations in both space and energy regimes: large open circuit voltage from a −DBAB- type block copolymer
Author(s): S. Sun; C. Zhang; J. Haliburton; A. Ledbetter; C. Bonner; M. Drees; N. Sariciftci
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Paper Abstract

Organic/polymeric solar cells can be optimized in both space (morphology) and energy regimes to minimize the 'photon loss', the 'exciton loss' and the 'carrier loss'. In spatial regime optimization, for instance, a set of thin film solar cell devices fabricated from a -donor-bridge-acceptor-bridge- (-DBAB-) type block copolymer containing polyphenylenevinylene (PPV) conjugated donor and acceptor segments exhibited open circuit voltages (Voc) up to 1.1 volt, which is very impressive for organic/polymeric photovoltaics, though the photoelectric quantum and power conversion efficiencies are still very low due to energy gap mismatch and very small and not yet optimized short circuit current (in micro Amps regime).

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5938, Organic Photovoltaics VI, 59381D (3 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617840
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sun, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
C. Zhang, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
J. Haliburton, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
A. Ledbetter, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
C. Bonner, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
M. Drees, Johannes Kepler Univ. (Austria)
N. Sariciftci, Johannes Kepler Univ. (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5938:
Organic Photovoltaics VI
Zakya H. Kafafi; Paul A. Lane, Editor(s)

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