Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp 1245–1255 | Cite as

Possibilities and Perspective of Photovoltaic Conversion in Organic Materials

  • F. Schauer


The aim of the paper is to give the present state of the art in solar cells based on organic solid-state films. After short outline of the history of the field, the main trends in development of plastic solar cells are presented. The main obstacles, facing the field of photovoltaic conversion in solid films systems with organic semiconductors to be solved in future, are slow transport of charge-carriers, difficulties in contacts forming and stability towards ambient and UV radiation.

organic photovoltaics solar cells molecular electronics organic semiconductors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Schauer
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  1. 1.Centre of Polymer Materials, Faculty of TechnologyT. Bata University ZlínZlínCzech Republic

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