James Kingsley

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—Stochastic Rotation Dynamics (SRD) is a novel particle-based simulation method that can be used to model complex fluids [1], [2], such as binary and ternary mixtures [3], and polymer solutions [4]–[6], in either two or three dimensions. Although SRD is efficient compared to traditional methods, it is still computationally expensive for large system sizes,(More)
Electron microscopy has been used to study the degradation of organic solar cells when exposed to humid air. Devices with various different combinations of commonly used organic solar cell hole transport layers and cathode materials have been investigated. In this way the ingress of water and the effect it has on devices could be studied. It was found that(More)
—Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) is a commonly used technique for quantifying the movement of small biological systems. To aid in the evaluation of experimentally produced data, we used the parallel processing power offered by Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to accelerate a computational simulation of the process. We find that the(More)
We present measurements of the outdoor stability of PCDTBT:PC71BM based bulk heterojunction organic solar cells for over the course of a year. We find that the devices undergo a burn-in process lasting 450 hours followed by a TS80 lifetime of up to 6200 hours. We conclude that in the most stable devices, the observed TS80 lifetime is limited by(More)
We have used Soxhlet solvent purification to fractionate a broad molecular weight distribution of the polycarbazole polymer PCDTBT into three lower polydispersity molecular weight fractions. Organic photovoltaic devices were made using a blend of the fullerene acceptor PC₇₁BM with the molecular weight fractions. An average power conversion efficiency of(More)
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