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Title: Investigation of the degradation mechanisms of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices by combination of imaging techniques-the ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration
Authors: Roesch, Roland
Tanenbaum, David M.
Jorgensen, Mikkel
Seeland, Marco
Baerenklau, Maik
Hermenau, Martin
Voroshazi, Eszter
Lloyd, Matthew T.
Galagan, Yulia
Zimmermann, Birger
Wuerfel, Uli
Hoesel, Markus
Dam, Henrik F.
Gevorgyan, Suren A.
KUDRET, Suleyman 
MAES, Wouter 
LUTSEN, Laurence 
Andriessen, Ronn
Teran-Escobar, Gerardo
Lira-Cantu, Monica
Rivaton, Agnes
Uzunoglu, Gulsah Y.
Germack, David
Andreasen, Birgitta
Madsen, Morten V.
Norrman, Kion
Hoppe, Harald
Krebs, Frederik C.
Issue Date: 2012
Source: ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 5 (4), p. 6521-6540
Abstract: The investigation of degradation of seven distinct sets (with a number of individual cells of n >= 12) of state of the art organic photovoltaic devices prepared by leading research laboratories with a combination of imaging methods is reported. All devices have been shipped to and degraded at Riso DTU up to 1830 hours in accordance with established ISOS-3 protocols under defined illumination conditions. Imaging of device function at different stages of degradation was performed by laser-beam induced current (LBIC) scanning; luminescence imaging, specifically photoluminescence (PLI) and electroluminescence (ELI); as well as by lock-in thermography (LIT). Each of the imaging techniques exhibits its specific advantages with respect to sensing certain degradation features, which will be compared and discussed here in detail. As a consequence, a combination of several imaging techniques yields very conclusive information about the degradation processes controlling device function. The large variety of device architectures in turn enables valuable progress in the proper interpretation of imaging results-hence revealing the benefits of this large scale cooperation in making a step forward in the understanding of organic solar cell aging and its interpretation by state-of-the-art imaging methods.
Notes: [Roesch, Roland; Seeland, Marco; Baerenklau, Maik; Hoppe, Harald] Ilmenau Univ Technol, Inst Phys, D-98693 Ilmenau, Germany. [Tanenbaum, David M.; Jorgensen, Mikkel; Hoesel, Markus; Dam, Henrik F.; Gevorgyan, Suren A.; Andreasen, Birgitta; Madsen, Morten V.; Norrman, Kion; Krebs, Frederik C.] Tech Univ Denmark, Dept Energy Convers & Storage, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. [Tanenbaum, David M.] Pomona Coll, Dept Phys & Astron, Claremont, CA 91711 USA. [Hermenau, Martin] Tech Univ Dresden, Inst Angew Photophys, Arbeitsgrp Organ Solarzellen OSOL, D-01062 Dresden, Germany. [Voroshazi, Eszter] Imec, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Voroshazi, Eszter] Katholieke Univ Leuven, ESAT, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Lloyd, Matthew T.] Natl Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO 80401 USA. [Galagan, Yulia] Holst Ctr, NL-5656 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands. [Zimmermann, Birger; Wuerfel, Uli] Fraunhofer Inst Solar Energy Syst ISE, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany. [Kudret, Suleyman; Maes, Wouter; Vanderzande, Dirk] Hasselt Univ, WET OBPC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lutsen, Laurence] IMEC, IMOMEC Associated Lab, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Teran-Escobar, Gerardo; Lira-Cantu, Monica] CSIC, CIN2, Lab Nanostruct Mat Photovolta Energy, ETSE, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. [Rivaton, Agnes] Univ Clermont Ferrand, Univ Clermont Ferrand 2, Lab Photochim Mol & Macromol LPMM, Clermont Ferrand, France. [Rivaton, Agnes] CNRS, LPMM, UMR6505, F-63177 Aubiere, France. [Uzunoglu, Gulsah Y.] TUBITAK Natl Metrol Inst UME, Photon & Elect Sensors Lab, TR-41470 Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey. [Germack, David] Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
Keywords: Multidisciplinary Chemistry; Energy & Fuels; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Polymer solar-cells; Efficiency; Stability
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ISSN: 1754-5692
e-ISSN: 1754-5706
DOI: 10.1039/c2ee03508a
ISI #: 000301984200031
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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