Organic Solar Cells: Advances in Research and Applications


Modest Voronov (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI013040

The last two decades have seen unprecedented research progress made in the fabrication and testing of organic solar cell (OSC) devices due to, among other things, rapid growth of interest in the development of organic materials for photovoltaic applications, the ease of processing, and the prospect of achieving high power conversion efficiency (PCE) cost effectively. The effects of impurity doping at the ppm level in photovoltaic organic semiconductors, including: (i) “Seven-nines” purification of organic semiconductors, (ii) pn-control of single and co-deposited organic semiconductors by impurity doping, (iii) ionization sensitization of doping showing the doping efficiency of 100%, (iv) ppm-doping effects in the simplest n+p-homojunction organic photovoltaic cells, and (v) the Hall effect of bulk-doped organic single crystals, are discussed in Chapter One. In Chapter Two the fabrication and characterization of perovskite-type solar cells are reviewed and summarized such as CH3NH3PbI3, [HC(NH2)2]PbI3, and CsSnI3, which are expected for solar cell materials. Chapter Three provides a brief history of organic photovoltaic cell devices, factors limiting stability and power conversion efficiency, fundamental parameters that have been reported to improve the general performance of the devices, and recent developments in organic solar cell devices. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Effects of Impurity Doping at ppm Level in Photovoltaic Organic Semiconductors
Masahiro Hiramoto

Chapter 2. Structures and Photovoltaic Properties of Element-Doped CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells
Takeo Oku, Masahito Zushi, Kohei Suzuki, Yuya Ohishi, Taisuke Matsumoto, Taishi Iwata, Naoki Ueoka and Atsushi Suzuki

Chapter 3. A Review of Organic Solar Cells: Historical Perspective, Recent Development and Concepts for Improvement
Odireleng Martin Ntwaeaborwa


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