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Title: Design Considerations for Electrode Buffer Layer Materials in Polymer Solar Cells

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Materials Science and Engineering, ‡Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and ∥Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1384381
DOE Contract Number:
SC0000957
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 17; Related Information: CSTEC partners with University of Michigan (lead); Kent State University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar (photovoltaic), solar (thermal), phonons, thermal conductivity, thermoelectric, electrodes - solar, defects, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Bilby, David, Frieberg, Bradley, Kramadhati, Shobhita, Green, Peter, and Kim, Jinsang. Design Considerations for Electrode Buffer Layer Materials in Polymer Solar Cells. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1021/am502673e.
Bilby, David, Frieberg, Bradley, Kramadhati, Shobhita, Green, Peter, & Kim, Jinsang. Design Considerations for Electrode Buffer Layer Materials in Polymer Solar Cells. United States. doi:10.1021/am502673e.
Bilby, David, Frieberg, Bradley, Kramadhati, Shobhita, Green, Peter, and Kim, Jinsang. Fri . "Design Considerations for Electrode Buffer Layer Materials in Polymer Solar Cells". United States. doi:10.1021/am502673e.
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  • The vision of organic photovoltaics is that of a low cost solar energy conversion platform that provides lightweight, flexible solar cells that are easily incorporated into existing infrastructure with minimal impact on land usage. Polymer solar cells have been a subject of growing research interest over the past quarter century, and are now developed to the point where they are on the verge of introduction into the market. Towards the goal of continuing to improve the performance of polymer solar cells, a number of avenues are being explored. Here, the focus is on optimization of device performance via the developmentmore » of a more fundamental understanding of device parameters. The fundamental operating principle of an organic solar cell is based on the cooperative interaction of molecular or polymeric electron donors and acceptors. Here the state-of-the-art in understanding of the physical and electronic interactions between donor and acceptor components is examined, as is important for understanding future avenues of research and the ultimate potential of this technology.« less
  • Abstract The vision of organic photovoltaics is that of a low cost solar energy conversion platform that provides lightweight, flexible solar cells that are easily incorporated into existing infrastructure with minimal impact on land usage. Polymer solar cells have been a subject of growing research interest over the past quarter century, and are now developed to the point where they are on the verge of introduction into the market. Towards the goal of continuing to improve the performance of polymer solar cells, a number of avenues are being explored. Here, the focus is on optimization of device performance via themore » development of a more fundamental understanding of device parameters. The fundamental operating principle of an organic solar cell is based on the cooperative interaction of molecular or polymeric electron donors and acceptors. Here the state-of-the-art in understanding of the physical and electronic interactions between donor and acceptor components is examined, as is important for understanding future avenues of research and the ultimate potential of this technology.« less