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Title: How stable are polymer: PCBM bulk heterojunction solar cells?
Authors: BERTHO, Sabine
HAELDERMANS, Ilse
SWINNEN, Ann
D'HAEN, Jan
LUTSEN, Laurence
MANCA, Jean
VANDERZANDE, Dirk
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: SPIE-INT SOCIETY OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Citation: Heremans, Paul L & Muccini, Michele & Meulenkamp, Eric A. (Ed.) Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics II. p. 19225-19225.
Series/Report: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE), 6192
Abstract: This paper investigates the thermal stability of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells, with a special focus on the thermal ageing of both photovoltaic parameters and morphology of the active layer. The photovoltaic parameters of a set of bulk heterojunction solar cells were determined by IV-characterization and their bulk morphology was investigated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A link could be made between the degradation of the short circuit current under a thermal treatment and the corresponding change in bulk morphology. A possible improvement of the thermal stability of bulk heterojunction solar cells is presented through the use of a polymer with higher glass transition temperature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9662
DOI: 10.1117/12.663156
ISI #: 000238893000051
ISBN: 9780819462480
ISSN: 0277786X
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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