Impact of P3HT materials properties and layer architecture on OPV device stability
Journal article, 2019

We report a cooperative study conducted between different laboratories to investigate organic solar cell degradation with respect to P3HT material properties and different solar cell architectures. Various batches of P3HT were collected from different suppliers reflecting commercial availability as well as properties variability. Among the materials properties explicitly considered were the molar mass, dispersity, regio-regularity, impurities by trace metals and intrinsic doping evaluated from radical concentrations. Each of the participating laboratories contributing test devices applied their own layer stack, i.e. their own device architecture and layout. This variation was appreciated as another parameter for evaluation. Even though a large amount of devices failed due to extrinsic degradation effects, indeed, some materials properties were found to be more important than others for obtaining long lifetimes and high stability of P3HT-based polymer solar cells.

Organic solar cells

Stability

ISOS

P3HT

Author

Rico Meitzner

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Tobias Faber

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Shahidul Alam

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Aman Amand

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Roland Roesch

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Mathias Büttner

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Felix Herrmann-Westendorf

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Martin Presselt

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

SciClus GmbH & Co. KG

Leibniz-Institut Für Photonische Technologien E.V.

Laura Ciammaruchi

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Iris Visoly-Fisher

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Sjoerd Veenstra

ECN - Partner in Solliance

Amaia Diaz de Zerio

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Xiaofeng Xu

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Ergang Wang

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Ergang Wang Group

Christian Müller

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Christian Müller Group

Pavel Troshin

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Russian Academy of Sciences

Martin D. Hager

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Sandra Köhn

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Michal Dusza

Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+

Polish Academy of Sciences

Miron Krassas

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Simon Züfle

Fluxim AG

Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur

E. Kymakis

Hellenic Mediterranean University

Eugene A. Katz

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Solenn Berson

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Filip Granek

Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+

Matthieu Manceau

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Francesca Brunetti

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Giuseppina Polino

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Ulrich S. Schubert

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

M. Lira-Cantu

Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

Harald Hoppe

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

0927-0248 (ISSN)

Vol. 202 110151

Subject Categories

Polymer Technologies

Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials

Other Chemistry Topics

DOI

10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110151

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3/19/2021