Michael Niggemann

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We conducted a comprehensive Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) study on a classical organic solar cell system consisting of MDMO-PPV/PCBM blends. The KPFM method yields the information of topography and local work function at the nanometer scale. Experiments were performed either in the dark or under cw laser illumination at 442 nm. We identified(More)
Spherical voids as light scattering centers in nanocrystalline TiO2 films were realized with polystyrene particles of diameter 400 nm, thus enhancing the photovoltaic performance by 25% on large areas, as well as providing an indication that these films can be used with electrolytes of higher viscosity.
In this paper we investigate the potential of light trapping with diffraction gratings for organic solar cells. The architecture of the solar cell is based on conjugated polymers and a buckminsterfullerene derivative (PCBM), forming an interpenetrating donor-acceptor-network. The motivation for light trapping is the small absorptance of the photoactive(More)
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