The interface science of interlayer materials and contacts in organic solar cells

Erin Ratcliff, Brian Zacher, Xerxes Steirer, Jeremy Gantz, Gordon MacDonald, Mariola Macech, Delvin Tadytin, Kai Lin Ou, Neal R. Armstrong

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Abstract

Organic solar cells (OPVs) continue to see striking increases in efficiencies, with some research cells exceeding 8% power conversion efficiency, and module efficiencies approaching or exceeding ca. 4%.[1-3] These efficiencies are not yet adequate to create a PV technology which hits the DOE target of $1 per watt (peak), but there is reason for optimism that the low materials costs of this technology will drive it to this goal, provided that both efficiencies and lifetime can be improved. Contact and interlayer materials are a critical feature of OPVs that require significant optimization for both single-junction and for tandem OPV platforms. This paper provides a brief overview of new interlayer materials, how they function, their limitations, and surface and interface science approaches to their optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Pages3472-3476
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/19/116/24/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ratcliff, E., Zacher, B., Steirer, X., Gantz, J., MacDonald, G., Macech, M., Tadytin, D., Ou, K. L., & Armstrong, N. R. (2011). The interface science of interlayer materials and contacts in organic solar cells. In Program - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 (pp. 3472-3476). [6186695] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186695