Kinetics of light induced defect creation in organic solar cells

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Event Applied Physics Letters

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Street, Robert A.
Technical Publications
January 30th 2013
The kinetics of light-induced recombination centers are measured in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, as a function of exposure time, intensity and the illumination photon energy. The density of recombination centers increases with exposure time but stabilizes due to self-annealing. UV exposure is roughly ten times as effective for defect creation as white light or yellow-filtered white light for the same exposure intensity. The recombination centers that are created by light are indistinguishable from those created by x-ray irradiation for which the evidence indicates that the breaking of C-H bonds to create H-related localized states is the underlying mechanism.

Citation

Street, R. A.; Davies, D. Kinetics of light induced defect creation in organic solar cells. Applied Physics Letters. 2013; 102; 043305.

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