Strategies for increasing the efficiency of organic solar cells
Thomas D. Anthopoulos a
a King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KAUST Solar Center (KSC), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia, 8462+3X9, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Materials for Sustainable Development Conference (MATSUS)
Proceedings of nanoGe Fall Meeting 2021 (NFM21)
#NewOPV21. Advances in Organic Photovoltaics
Online, Spain, 2021 October 18th - 22nd
Organizers: Uli Würfel and Jörg Ackermann
Invited Speaker, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, presentation 035
Publication date: 23rd September 2021

Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) represent a promising emerging technology for clean and renewable energy generation. Recent developments in the field of small molecule acceptors combined with an improved understanding of the device operation have propelled the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of OPVs to over 18 percent. However, further improvement in materials, processing and microstructural engineering of the photoactive layer, charge transport interlayers and cell architecture, would be required in order to attain the maximum theoretically predicted level of performance. In this talk I will discuss key recent developments in the field of OPVs with focus on practical strategies for boosting the overall cell performance. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of electronic dopants and advanced interlayer technologies for improving the cell’s efficiency and operational stability.

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