Almantas Pivrikas

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Light harvesting systems based upon disordered materials are not only widespread in nature, but are also increasingly prevalent in solar cells and photodetectors. Examples include organic semiconductors, which typically possess low charge carrier mobilities and Langevin-type recombination dynamics--both of which negatively impact the device performance. It(More)
Charge carrier recombination is studied in operational organic solar cells made from the polymer:fullerene system PCDTBT:PC71BM (poly[N-9''-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4',7'-di-2-thienyl-2',1',3'-benzothiadiazole)]: [6,6]-phenyl-C70-butyric acid methyl ester). A newly developed technique High Intensity Resistance dependent PhotoVoltage is presented(More)
To the Editor — Grancini et al. reported that “hot [charge transfer state] dissociation produces an overall increase in the charge generation yield” in organic solar cells (OSCs)1. If true, this is an important result as the process could dramatically improve efficiencies. Hot excitons are a ‘hot’ topic2,3, but was the increase in internal quantum(More)
A typical signature of charge extraction in disordered organic systems is dispersive transport, which implies a distribution of charge carrier mobilities that negatively impact on device performance. Dispersive transport has been commonly understood to originate from a time-dependent mobility of hot charge carriers that reduces as excess energy is lost(More)
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