Structural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599755
Title:
Structural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Authors:
Vandewal, Koen; Himmelberger, Scott; Salleo, Alberto
Abstract:
The performance of polymer:fullerene solar cells is strongly affected by the active layer morphology and polymer microstructure. In this Perspective, we review ongoing research on how structural factors influence the photogeneration and collection of charge carriers as well as charge carrier recombination and the related open-circuit voltage. We aim to highlight unexplored research opportunities and provide some guidelines for the synthesis of new conjugated polymers for high-efficiency solar cells. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Citation:
Vandewal K, Himmelberger S, Salleo A (2013) Structural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. Macromolecules 46: 6379–6387. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400924b.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Macromolecules
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
27-Aug-2013
DOI:
10.1021/ma400924b
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0024-9297; 1520-5835
Sponsors:
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No. KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Department of Energy, Laboratory Directed Research and Development funding, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. S.H. thanks the National Science Foundation for support in the form of a Graduate Research Fellowship.
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dc.contributor.authorVandewal, Koenen
dc.contributor.authorHimmelberger, Scotten
dc.contributor.authorSalleo, Albertoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:09:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:09:03Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08-27en
dc.identifier.citationVandewal K, Himmelberger S, Salleo A (2013) Structural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells. Macromolecules 46: 6379–6387. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400924b.en
dc.identifier.issn0024-9297en
dc.identifier.issn1520-5835en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/ma400924ben
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599755en
dc.description.abstractThe performance of polymer:fullerene solar cells is strongly affected by the active layer morphology and polymer microstructure. In this Perspective, we review ongoing research on how structural factors influence the photogeneration and collection of charge carriers as well as charge carrier recombination and the related open-circuit voltage. We aim to highlight unexplored research opportunities and provide some guidelines for the synthesis of new conjugated polymers for high-efficiency solar cells. © 2013 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No. KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Department of Energy, Laboratory Directed Research and Development funding, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. S.H. thanks the National Science Foundation for support in the form of a Graduate Research Fellowship.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.titleStructural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMacromoleculesen
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en
kaust.grant.fundedcenterCenter for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP)en
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