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Title: Drift-Diffusion Modeling of the Effects of Structural Disorder and Carrier Mobility on the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices

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  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
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Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Molecularly Engineered Energy Materials (MEEM)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Science Foundation (NSF)
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OSTI ID: 1224611
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SC0001342; 1112569; 1510353
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: MEEM partners with University of California, Los Angeles (lead); University of California, Berkeley; Eastern Washington University; University of Kansas; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
American Physical Society (APS)
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United States

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Finck, Benjamin Y., and Schwartz, Benjamin J.. Drift-Diffusion Modeling of the Effects of Structural Disorder and Carrier Mobility on the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Finck, Benjamin Y., & Schwartz, Benjamin J.. Drift-Diffusion Modeling of the Effects of Structural Disorder and Carrier Mobility on the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices. United States.
Finck, Benjamin Y., and Schwartz, Benjamin J.. Mon . "Drift-Diffusion Modeling of the Effects of Structural Disorder and Carrier Mobility on the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices". United States.
title = {Drift-Diffusion Modeling of the Effects of Structural Disorder and Carrier Mobility on the Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Devices},
author = {Finck, Benjamin Y. and Schwartz, Benjamin J.},
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doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.4.034006},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
number = 3,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}

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