Alternating Copolymers and Alternative Device Geometries for Organic Photovoltaics
Journal article, 2012

The efficiency of conversion of light to electrical energy with the help of conjugated polymers and molecules is rapidly improving. The optical absorption properties of these materials can be designed, and implemented via molecular engineering. Full coverage of the solar spectrum is thus feasible. Narrow absorption spectra allow construction of tandem solar cells. The poor transport properties of these materials require thin devices, which limits optical absorption. Alternative device geometries for these flexible materials compensate for the optical absorption by light trapping, and allow tandem cells.

Organic photovoltaics

Bulk heterojunctions

Polymer solar cell

open-circuit voltage

electroluminescence

charge-transfer states

polymer solar-cells

Photovoltaic energy conversion

blends

efficiencies

Author

Olle Inganäs

Linköping University

Fengling Zhang

Linköping University

Mats Andersson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Ambio

0044-7447 (ISSN)

Vol. 41 SUPPL.2 138-142

Subject Categories

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1007/s13280-012-0276-3

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