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Improving Polymer Based Photovoltaic Devices by Reducing the Voltage Loss at the Donor-Acceptor Interface

  • Date J. D. Moet (a1), Lenneke H. Slooff (a2), Jan M. Kroon (a3), Svetlana S. Chevtchenko (a4), Joachim Loos (a5), Marc M. Koetse (a6), Jorgen Sweelssen (a7) and Sjoerd C. Veenstra (a8)...

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This paper discusses the characterization and optimization of organic solar cells based on a bulk heterojunction consisting of an alternating copolymer, containing a fluorene and a benzathiadiazole unit with two neighboring thiophene rings, and a fullerene derivative (PCBM). The resulting power conversion efficiency amounts 3.9±0.2 % (AM1.5, 100 mW/cm2) and these polymer solar cells are therefore considered auspicious for further research.

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Improving Polymer Based Photovoltaic Devices by Reducing the Voltage Loss at the Donor-Acceptor Interface

  • Date J. D. Moet (a1), Lenneke H. Slooff (a2), Jan M. Kroon (a3), Svetlana S. Chevtchenko (a4), Joachim Loos (a5), Marc M. Koetse (a6), Jorgen Sweelssen (a7) and Sjoerd C. Veenstra (a8)...

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