Stability and Degradation of Organic and Polymer Solar Cells by Frederik C. Krebs

By Frederik C. Krebs

Natural photovoltaics (OPV) are a brand new iteration of sunlight cells with the aptitude to provide very brief strength pay again instances, mechanical flexibility and considerably decrease creation charges in comparison to conventional crystalline photovoltaic structures. A weak spot of OPV is their comparative instability in the course of operation and it is a severe quarter of analysis in the direction of the winning improvement and commercialization of those 3rd iteration sun cells.

Covering either small molecule and polymer sunlight cells, Stability and Degradation of natural and Polymer sunlight Cells summarizes the cutting-edge knowing of balance and gives an in depth research of the mechanisms in which degradation happens. Following an introductory bankruptcy which compares assorted photovoltaic applied sciences, the publication makes a speciality of OPV degradation, discussing the beginning and characterization of the instability and describing measures for extending the period of operation.

Topics lined include:

  • Chemical and actual probes for learning degradation
  • Imaging strategies
  • Photochemical balance of OPV fabrics
  • Degradation mechanisms
  • Testing tools
  • Barrier expertise and purposes

Stability and Degradation of natural and Polymer sunlight Cells is an important reference resource for researchers in academia and undefined, engineers and brands engaged on OPV layout, improvement and implementation.

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