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Automated Simulation of Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. (Surface Physics)
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Analytical Tool for Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells (English)
Abstract [en]

This project is an extension of a pre-existing simulation program (‘Simulation_2dioden’). This simulation program was first developed in Konarka Technologies. The main purpose of the project ‘Simulation_2dioden’ is to calibrate the values of different parameters like, Shunt resistance, Series resistance, Ideality factor, Diode current, epsilon, tau, contact probability, AbsCT, intensity, etc; This is one of the curve fitting procedure’s. This calibration is done by using different equations. Diode equation is one of the main equation’s used in calculating different currents and voltages, from the values generated by diode equation all the other parameters are calculated.

The reason for designing this simulation_2dioden is to calculate the values of different parameters of a device and the researcher would know which parameter effects more in the device efficiency, accordingly they change the composition of the materials used in the device to acquire a better efficiency. The platform used to design this project is ‘Microsoft Excel’, and the tool used to design the program is ‘Visual basics’. The program could be otherwise called as a ‘Virtual Solar cell’. The whole Virtual Solar cell is programmed in a single excel sheet.

An Automated working solution is suggested which could save a lot of time for the researchers, which is the main aim of this project. To calibrate the parameter values, one has to load the J-V characteristics and simulate the program by just clicking one button. And the parameters extracted by using this automated simulation are Parallel resistance, Series resistance, Diode ideality, Saturation current, Contact properties, and Charge carrier mobility.

Finally, a basic working solution has been initiated by automating the simulation program for calibrating the parameter values.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
Automated Simulation, Organic Solar Cells, Diode Ideality, Contact Properties, Virtual Organic Solar Cell, J-V Characteristics.
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15338ISRN: LiTH-IFM-A-EX-08/2017-SEOAI: diva2:114008
Subject / course
Molecular Biotechnology
2008-09-24, Röntgen, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 10:00 (English)
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2008-11-04 Created: 2008-11-04 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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