Enhanced lifetime in unencapsulated organic photovoltaics with air stable electrodes

Matthew T. Lloyd, Dana C. Olson, Joseph J. Berry, Nikos Kopidakis, Matthew O. Reese, K. Xerxes Steirer, David S. Ginley

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Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are realizing power conversion efficiencies that are of interest for commercial production. Consequently, understanding device lifetime and mitigating degradation pathways have become vital to the success of a new industry. Historically, the active organic components are considered vulnerable to photo-oxidation and represent the primary degradation channel. We present several (shelf life and light soaking) studies pointing to the relative stability of the active layers and instabilities in commonly used electrode materials. We show that engineering of the metal electrode and hole/electron injection layer can lead to environmentally stable devices without encapsulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424458912
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201025 Jun 2010


Other35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


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