High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells with Long Operating Lifetimes
AuthorsPeters, Craig H.
Sachs-Quintana, I. T.
Kastrop, John P.
McGehee, Michael D.
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1–015-21
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AbstractOrganic bulk-heterojunction solar cells comprising poly[N-9'-hepta-decanyl- 2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4',7'-di-2-thienyl-2', 1',3'-benzothiadiazole) (PCDTBT) are systematically aged and demonstrate lifetimes approaching seven years, which is the longest reported lifetime for polymer solar cells. An experimental set-up is described that is capable of testing large numbers of solar cells, holding each device at its maximum power point while controlling and monitoring the temperature and light intensity. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
CitationPeters CH, Sachs-Quintana IT, Kastrop JP, Beaupré S, Leclerc M, et al. (2011) High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells with Long Operating Lifetimes. Adv Energy Mater 1: 491–494. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201100138.
SponsorsThis publication was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (Award No KUS-C1–015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We are grateful to Plextronics for their assistance in device fabrication and guidance with performing lifetime studies. We thank St-Jean Photochemicals for providing the polymer (PCDTBT) and LG for their support in providing the sulfur plasma lamps.
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials