Designs and architectures for the next generation of organic solar cells

Liao, Kang-Shyang, Yambem, Soniya D., Haldar, Amrita, Alley, Nigel J., & Curran, Seamus A. (2010) Designs and architectures for the next generation of organic solar cells. Energies, 3(6), pp. 1212-1250.

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Organic solar cells show great promise as an economically and environmentally friendly technology to utilize solar energy because of their simple fabrication processes and minimal material usage. However, new innovations and breakthroughs are needed for organic solar cell technology to become competitive in the future. This article reviews research efforts and accomplishments focusing on three issues: power conversion efficiency, device stability and processability for mass production, followed by an outlook for optimizing OSC performance through device engineering and new architecture designs to realize next generation organic solar cells.

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ID Code: 86719
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Large-area solar cells, Organic solar cells, Photovoltaics, Power conversion efficiency, Semiconducting conjugated polymers, Solar cell degradation and stability, Solar cell designs, Solar energy, Organic solar cell, Power conversion efficiencies, Solar cell degradation, Solar cell design, Carrier mobility, Cells, Conjugated polymers, Conversion efficiency, Cytology, Degradation, Design, Innovation, Organic polymers, Photovoltaic effects, Semiconducting polymers, Solar radiation, Solar cells
DOI: 10.3390/en3061212
ISSN: 19961073
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2010 by the authors.
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 03:48

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