Charge Carrier Generation, Recombination, and Extraction in Polymer–Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells

Frédéric Laquai, Denis Andrienko, Carsten Deibel, Dieter Neher

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Abstract

In this chapter we review the basic principles of photocurrent generation in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, discuss the loss channels limiting their efficiency, and present case studies of several polymer–fullerene blends. Using steady-state and transient, optical, and electrooptical techniques, we create a precise picture of the fundamental processes that ultimately govern solar cell efficiency.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElementary Processes in Organic Photovoltaics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages267-291
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783319283364
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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