Performance optimization of organic solar cells

Wong, Ying Qian and Wong, Hin Yong and Tan, Ching Seong and Meng, H. F. (2014) Performance optimization of organic solar cells. IEEE Photonics Journal, 6 (4). ISSN 1943-0655

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Abstract

Organic solar cells (OSCs) have been gaining great popularity in recent years due to their potentials to be low cost, lightweight, and flexible. The performance of OSCs is growing steadily, and they have achieved a power conversion efficiency close to 10% (for single-junction polymer-fullerene OSC). Although there are still limitations and challenges faced by the development of OSCs, in view of the potentials, recent studies have been focusing on the design optimization of OSC layer structure through material engineering, interfacial layer insertion, layer thickness optimization, and morphological control. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive review and detailed discussion on the optimization works and development on OSCs, with particular focus on the bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) polymer-fullerene OSCs. We also provide a summary of the performance, in a chronological order, and the future outlook of OSC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 02:58
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2014 02:58
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5814

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