Crystal network formation in organic solar cells

J. J. Dittmer, R. Lazzaroni, Ph Leclère, P. Moretti, M. Granström, K. Petritsch, E. A. Marseglia, R. H. Friend, J. L. Brédas, H. Rost, A. B. Holmes

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We have studied the effects of annealing on performance and morphology of photovoltaic devices using blends of two organic semiconductors: a conjugated polymer and a soluble perylene derivative. The efficiency of such photovoltaic cells has been determined. The effect of temperature on blend morphology has been investigated for actual device films. Annealing leads to the formation of micron size perylene crystals and an enhancement of the quantum efficiency. This enhancement has been attributed to the formation of an electron conducting perylene crystal network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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