The commercial viability of solar power will depend on a careful balance of reliability, efficiency, and overall cost. A systematic approach to the optimization of the latter two for the case of organic solar cells is outlined. This relies among other on the development of a detailed understanding of the charge generation process and the systematic application of analytical tools such as UV-vis, photoluminescence, lifetime measurements, and current-voltage (I-V) curves.
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This research was supported by the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) at Binghamton University.
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Weiss, J.A., Zhu, L., Kariuki, P.N. et al. Systematic Process Development for Optimization of Manufacturable Organic Solar Cells. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1390, 00541 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.541