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Organic Solar Cells: Theory, Experiment, and Device Simulation
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2014 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book covers in a textbook-like fashion the basics or organic solar cells, addressing the limits of photovoltaic energy conversion and giving a well-illustrated introduction to molecular electronics with focus on the working principle and characterization of organic solar cells. Further chapters based on the author’s dissertation focus on the electrical processes in organic solar cells by presenting a detailed drift-diffusion approach to describe exciton separation and charge-carrier transport and extraction. The results, although elaborated on small-molecule solar cells and with focus on the zinc phthalocyanine: C60 material system, are of general nature. They propose and demonstrate experimental approaches for getting a deeper understanding of the dominating processes in amorphous thin-film based solar cells in general.

 The main focus is on the interpretation of the current-voltage characteristics (J-V curve). This very standard measurement technique for a solar cell reflects the electrical processes in the device. Comparing experimental to simulation data, the author discusses the reasons for S-Shaped J-V curves, the role of charge carrier mobilities and energy barriers at interfaces, the dominating recombination mechanisms, the charge carrier generation profile, and other efficiency-limiting processes in organic solar cells. The book concludes with an illustrative guideline on how to identify reasons for changes in the J-V curve.

 This book is a suitable introduction for students in engineering, physics, material science, and chemistry starting in the field of organic or hybrid thin-film photovoltaics. It is just as valuable for professionals and experimentalists who analyze solar cell devices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. , 464 p.
Series
, Springer Series in Materials Science, ISSN 0933-033X (print); 2196-2812 (online) ; 208
National Category
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118966DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10097-5ISBN: 978-3-319-10096-8 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-10097-5 (eBook)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118966DiVA: diva2:817566
Available from: 2015-06-05 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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