alexa Current Trends in Organic Chemistry Existing in Organic Solar Cells
ISSN: 2161-0401
Organic Chemistry: Current Research
Like us on:
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700+ peer reviewed, Open Access Journals that operates with the help of 50,000+ Editorial Board Members and esteemed reviewers and 1000+ Scientific associations in Medical, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Technology and Management Fields.
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+ Workshops on
Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business

Current Trends in Organic Chemistry Existing in Organic Solar Cells

Agnieszka Iwan*
Electrotechnical Institute, Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science, 50-369 Wroclaw, Poland
Corresponding Author : Agnieszka Iwan
Electrotechnical Institute
Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science
50-369 Wroclaw, Poland
Tel: (+48 71) 328 30 61
E-mail: [email protected]
Received February 25, 2014; Accepted February 26, 2014; Published March 06, 2014
Citation: Iwan A (2014) Current Trends in Organic Chemistry Existing in Organic Solar Cells. Organic Chem Curr Res 3:e132. doi: 10.4172/2161-0401.1000e132
Copyright: © 2014 Iwan A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Visit for more related articles at Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic optoelectronic devices including Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs), Organic Liquid Crystals (OLCs) and Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) are wide investigated during the past 40 years regarding their potential for commercial application. A variety of innovative organic materials, including semiconducting polymers, small compounds or dendrimers are synthesized for their practical used in devices. Among various organic devices special attention is dedicated during the last ten years to organic solar cells including photovoltaic devices 3rd and 4th generations. Third generation of photovoltaic devices including organic and polymeric PV and dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), while fourth generation of PV devices, investigated presently as the most promising for the practical applications, including organic PV with various plasmonic nanoparticles such as graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, metal nanoparticles, ZnO, TiOx, MoO3, or V2O6.
Use of the organic materials is supposed to be very promising in photovoltaic devices because of low cost, flexibility, transparency low light-suitability and disposability. Moreover, for the polymer (and small compounds) solar cells various chemical structures of polymers are synthesized and tested.
Presently, organic solar cells are wide investigated in few main directions: (i) application of new polymers, copolymers or small compounds in active layer of PV devices, (ii) application of graphene, graphene oxide and their chemical modifications, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and their derivatieves in active layer or as an interlayer in PV devices, (iii) application of new polymers or graphene as a flexible substrate in PV devices and (iv) application of new polymers as buffer layer instead of PEDOT:PSS in OSCs.
Considering the polymer structure used as an active layer in the construction of polymeric photovoltaic devices, poly(3- hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and their derivatives have primarily been investigated as a donor material. Among the other polymers that have been investigated in organic photovoltaics, polymers and copolymers with benzothiadiazoles, carbazoles, phenylenevinylenes or azomethines units are examined. In bulk heterojunction (BHJ) devices, [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and [6,6]-phenyl C70-butyric acid methyl ester (PC70BM) are mainly used as an acceptor.
As of today, there are several notable examples that value of power conversion efficiency (PCE) of OSCs increase during the last few years. In 2010 the PCE value of OSCs increases from 5.1 to 8.3%, in 2011 to 10%, in 2012 to 12% and in 2013 to 15%. The theoretical works from 2008 have predicted “realistically achievable” PCE values of ca. 15% for fully optimised donor-acceptor BHJ organic solar cells.
Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language
Post your comment

Share This Article

Relevant Topics

Article Usage

  • Total views: 11872
  • [From(publication date):
    April-2014 - Nov 25, 2017]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views : 8090
  • PDF downloads : 3782
 

Post your comment

captcha   Reload  Can't read the image? click here to refresh

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords