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Organic solar cells: An overview
Organic solar cell research has developed during the past 30 years, but especially in the last decade it has attracted scientific and economic interest triggered by a rapid increase in power…
Conjugated polymer-based organic solar cells.
This review gives a general introduction to the materials, production techniques, working principles, critical parameters, and stability of the organic solar cells, and discusses the alternative approaches such as polymer/polymer solar cells and organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells.
Photoinduced Electron Transfer from a Conducting Polymer to Buckminsterfullerene
Because the photoluminescence in the conducting polymer is quenched by interaction with C60, the data imply that charge transfer from the excited state occurs on a picosecond time scale.
Plastic Solar Cells
Recent developments in conjugated-polymer-based photovoltaic elements are reviewed. The photophysics of such photoactive devices is based on the photo-induced charge transfer from donor-type…
2.5% efficient organic plastic solar cells
- S. Shaheen, C. Brabec, N. S. Sariciftci, F. Padinger, T. Fromherz, J. Hummelen
- Materials Science
- 2 February 2001
We show that the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic devices based on a conjugated polymer/methanofullerene blend is dramatically affected by molecular morphology. By structuring the…
Effects of Postproduction Treatment on Plastic Solar Cells
Efficiencies of organic solar cells based on an interpenetrating network of a conjugated polymer and a fullerene as donor and acceptor materials still need to be improved for commercial use. We have…
Morphology of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells
Within the different organic photovoltaic devices the conjugated polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction approach is one of the foci of today's research interest. These devices are highly dependent on…
Origin of the Open Circuit Voltage of Plastic Solar Cells
A series of highly soluble fullerene derivatives with varying acceptor strengths (i.e., first reduction potentials) was synthesized and used as electron acceptors in plastic solar cells. These…
Effect of LiF/metal electrodes on the performance of plastic solar cells
The insertion of thin interlayers of LiF under the negative metal electrode (Al and Au) of bulk heterojunction solar cells significantly enhances the fill factor and stabilizes high open circuit…
Ultrathin and lightweight organic solar cells with high flexibility
- M. Kaltenbrunner, M. White, +4 authors S. Bauer
- Materials Science, MedicineNature communications
- 3 April 2012
Application-specific requirements for future lighting, displays and photovoltaics will include large-area, low-weight and mechanical resilience for dual-purpose uses such as electronic skin, textiles…