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Learn how to manufacture organic solar cells with thickness gradients

Paula Pamies has edited a video in which the process of fabrication or organic solar cells with thickness gradients is explained. This process is part of the ERC project by Mariano Campoy-Quiles “FOREMAT: Finding a needle in a haystack: Efficient identification of high performing organic energy materials”.

“The thickness of the absorber layer is one of the key parameters that needs to be optimised in order to evaluate the potential of novel organic materials for photovoltaic applications. In this video we show how to fabricate devices with a gradient in thickness which enables the high-throughput determination of the optimum thickness”

 

See the full explanation of the procedure in this video, which is a talk of Mariano Campoy-Quiles entitled “Ultrafast evaluation of thin film photovoltaic materials using thickness and composition lateral gradients” given at the “Stability of Emerging Photovoltaics: from Fundamentals to Applications” (SEPV18) Conference in Barcelona (COST Action MP1307 Meeting).

If you want to know more, you can download the Open Access journal papers:
  • High‐Throughput Multiparametric Screening of Solution Processed Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
    Antonio Sánchez‐Díaz, Xabier Rodríguez‐Martínez, Laura Córcoles‐Guija, Germán Mora‐Martín, Mariano Campoy‐Quiles. Advanced Electronic Materials. Volume 4, Issue10.  https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201700477
  • Combinatorial optimization of evaporated bilayer small molecule organic solar cells through orthogonal thickness gradients
    XabierRodríguez-Martínez, AntonioSánchez-Díaz, GuilinLiu, M.A.Niño, JuanCabanillas-Gonzalez, MarianoCampoy-Quiles. Organic Electronics. Volume 59, August 2018, Pages 288-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.05.007