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Controlling nanoscale morphology in polymer photovoltaic devices

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32365 44924 2010 12 PDF Available
Title
Controlling nanoscale morphology in polymer photovoltaic devices
Abstract

SummaryWhilst inspiring significant academic interest, the maximum power conversion efficiencies achieved by polymer PVs under solar conditions (PCE; 6.10–6.77%), are not yet sufficient for the devices to become widely marketable. Therefore much current work in the area is focussed on raising device efficiencies as far as possible towards theoretically achievable levels. To this end, key strategies involve material design and synthesis, device processing, and methods for controlling the morphology of the active components.This review aims to highlight the importance of morphological design and control for highly efficient polymer PVs, to discuss strategies by which morphology can be controlled, and to outline some of the characterisation techniques vital to the understanding and optimisation of morphology in these materials.

Keywords
Polymer photovoltaics; Nanoscale morphology; Phase separation; Nanoimprint lithography
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Controlling nanoscale morphology in polymer photovoltaic devices
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 231–242
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering