The Mechanism of Burn-in Loss in a High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cell
AuthorsPeters, Craig H.
Sachs-Quintana, I. T.
Mateker, William R.
Beiley, Zach M.
Hoke, Eric T.
McGehee, Michael D.
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-C1-015-21
Online Publication Date2011-10-11
Print Publication Date2012-02-02
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599935
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AbstractDegradation in a high efficiency polymer solar cell is caused by the formation of states in the bandgap. These states increase the energetic disorder in the system. The power conversion efficiency loss does not occur when current is run through the device in the dark but occurs when the active layer is photo-excited. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
CitationPeters CH, Sachs-Quintana IT, Mateker WR, Heumueller T, Rivnay J, et al. (2011) The Mechanism of Burn-in Loss in a High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cell. Advanced Materials 24: 663–668. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201103010.
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. Additional support provided for Z.M.B. by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, for E.T.H. by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, for T.S.Q. and J.R. by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and for C.H.P. by the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.
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