Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Well-Defined Organic Semiconductors and Morphologies

  • Amaresh MishraEmail author
  • Volker Schmidt
  • René A. J. Janssen
  • Peter Bäuerle
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 272)


Organic and hybrid bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells are investigated. We describe the synthesis and solar cell characteristics of well-defined functional thiophene dendrimers. Three-dimensional morphologies of the polymer–metal oxide BHJs are analyzed with electron tomography and stochastic models, and are simulated with the latter, to establish the effect of processing on morphology. Device models based on stochastically simulated data of morphologies and transport parameters are used to provide accurate descriptions of solar cell performance.


Bimolecular recombination Bulk heterojunction Charge carrier mobility Charge transport Energy gap External quantum efficiency Internal quantum efficiency Modeling Oligothiophene Phase separation Photoactive layer Protecting group Self-organization Simulation Stochastic Tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amaresh Mishra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Volker Schmidt
    • 2
  • René A. J. Janssen
    • 3
  • Peter Bäuerle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced MaterialsUniversity of UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Stochastics, Ulm UniversityUlmGermany
  3. 3.Molecular Materials and Nanosystems, Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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