Structural Factors That Affect the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-015-21
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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.
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.
SponsorsWe 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.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)