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Temperature Dependent Open Circuit Voltage Variation of Organic Solar Cells

  • Prashanth Kumar MandaEmail author
  • Rajdeep Dhar
  • Soumya Dutta
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)

Abstract

In this report we address the open circuit voltage (Voc) variation with temperature (T) in details by using TCAD numerical simulation and by developing physics based model. The proposed model is in good agreement with the TCAD simulation and is able to explain the experimentally observed (Voc) variation with different temperature and intensity.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge Department of Science & Technology and MEITY, Govt. of India and IIT Madras for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashanth Kumar Manda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rajdeep Dhar
    • 1
  • Soumya Dutta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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