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Influence of Physical Load on the Stability of Organic Solar Cells with Polymer : Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Nanolayers
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  • Journal title : Current Photovoltaic Research
  • Volume 4, Issue 2,  2016, pp.48-53
  • Publisher : Korea Photovoltaic Society
  • DOI : 10.21218/CPR.2016.4.2.048
 Title & Authors
Influence of Physical Load on the Stability of Organic Solar Cells with Polymer : Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Nanolayers
Lee, Sooyong; Kim, Hwajeong; Kim, Youngkyoo;
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We report the effect of physical load on the stability of organic solar cells under physical loads. The active layers in organic solar cells were fabricated with bulk heterojunction films (BHJ) films of poly (3-hexylthiophene) and phenyl--butyric methyl ester. The loading time was varied up to 60 s by keeping the physical load constant. Results showed that the open circuit voltage was not influenced by the physical load but other solar cell parameters were sensitive to the loading time. The fill factor was very slightly increased at 15 s, while short circuit current density was well kept for 30 s. The power conversion efficiency was reasonably maintained for 45 s but became significantly decreased by the continuous loading for 60 s.
Organic solar cells;Bulk heterojunction layer;Physical loading;Stability;Power conversion efficiency;
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