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Reduced bimolecular recombination in conjugated polymer donor/fullerene acceptor bulk heterojunction solar cells

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We show significantly reduced bimolecular recombination in a novel silole-based copolymer (KP115):fullerene blend, which allows the fabrication of polymer solar cells with relatively thick active layers. This leads to improved device efficiencies and makes roll-to-roll printing much easier. The origin of the reduced recombination, however, is not known. Our recent data suggest that published models are inadequate to explain this phenomenon.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mozer, A. J. & Clarke, T. M. (2012). Reduced bimolecular recombination in conjugated polymer donor/fullerene acceptor bulk heterojunction solar cells. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 65 (5), 442-447.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861697779

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/566

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 442

End Page


  • 447

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • We show significantly reduced bimolecular recombination in a novel silole-based copolymer (KP115):fullerene blend, which allows the fabrication of polymer solar cells with relatively thick active layers. This leads to improved device efficiencies and makes roll-to-roll printing much easier. The origin of the reduced recombination, however, is not known. Our recent data suggest that published models are inadequate to explain this phenomenon.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mozer, A. J. & Clarke, T. M. (2012). Reduced bimolecular recombination in conjugated polymer donor/fullerene acceptor bulk heterojunction solar cells. Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 65 (5), 442-447.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861697779

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/566

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 442

End Page


  • 447

Volume


  • 65

Issue


  • 5