An effective method of reconnoitering current–voltage (IV) characteristics of organic solar cells

Abstract
Current–voltage ( IV) characterization is the most fundamental measurement performed on solar cells. This measurement is commonly used to extract basic solar cell parameters, such as open circuit voltage, short circuit current density, fill factor, and power conversion efficiency. We were able to obtain a fast tool to find defective behavior using Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis simulations and generate an understanding of which device property can create such defective behaviors by analyzing the second derivative of IV curves.

Citation
Meitzner, R., Madalaimuthu, J. P., Alam, S., Islam, M. M., Peiler, S., Anand, A., Ahner, J., Hager, M. D., Schubert, U. S., Zou, Y., Laquai, F., & Hoppe, H. (2022). An effective method of reconnoitering current–voltage (IV) characteristics of organic solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics, 132(1), 015001. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0089706

Acknowledgements
R.M., H.H., and U.S.S. gratefully acknowledge the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for financial support. U.S.S. is grateful to the Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Geselschaft (TMWWDG) for funding the CEEC Jena. The project underlying these results was funded by the Free State of Thuringia under No. 2016 IZN 0009 and co-financed by funds from the European Union within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). S.A. and F.L. are grateful for the support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079.

Publisher
AIP Publishing

Journal
Journal of Applied Physics

DOI
10.1063/5.0089706

Additional Links
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0089706

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