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Materials for D-D-A ternary organic solar cells: an absorption model study

Gabriela Lewińska

Gabriela Lewińska graduated from The Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science, with a PhD thesis focused on fundamental research of liquid crystal exhibiting a blue phase existence. After graduation, she was focused on research on organic LEDs and solar cells. Her research includes preparing thin layer heterojunction solar cells and looking for ways to increase their efficiency. She studies the optical properties of luminescent materials (spectrophotometry), as well as thin layers morphology (ellipsometry). Currently, she is an assistant professor at AGH University of Science and Technology.

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Abstract

Heterojunction solar cells based on ternary blends of two donors (absorbers and one acceptor) were investigated using modeling. The Tauc-Lorentz model and experimental absorption spectra of selected compounds were used in the simulations. The optimization process was carried out in this way to maximize the absorption of the system. Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (PEHT) was investigated as a first donor, which was mixed respectively with poly(3-octylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3OT), coumarin 153, purpurin, fluorescent brightener 184, N-chloroethylene carbazole, and 1,3,6,8 tetrachloro 9n amylocarbazole. Simulations were also performed for the Tauc-Lorentz model.

About the author

Gabriela Lewińska

Gabriela Lewińska graduated from The Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science, with a PhD thesis focused on fundamental research of liquid crystal exhibiting a blue phase existence. After graduation, she was focused on research on organic LEDs and solar cells. Her research includes preparing thin layer heterojunction solar cells and looking for ways to increase their efficiency. She studies the optical properties of luminescent materials (spectrophotometry), as well as thin layers morphology (ellipsometry). Currently, she is an assistant professor at AGH University of Science and Technology.

Acknowledgments

The author would like to acknowledge G. Lewiński for software support and J. Sanetra for discussions and comments.

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Received: 2019-10-08
Accepted: 2020-03-10
Published Online: 2020-04-17
Published in Print: 2020-06-25

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