Organic Solar Cells and its Characteristics
Department of Physics, University of Lucknow–226007, Lucknow, India
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- Gupta A
Inspire Fellow, Department of Physics
University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 03, 2015; Accepted Date: October 15, 2015; Published Date: October 25, 2015
Citation: Gupta A (2015) Organic Solar Cells and its Characteristics. J Material Sci Eng 4:203.doi:10.4172/2169-0022.1000203
Copyright: © 2015 Gupta 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.
This paper describes the characteristics of organic solar cell. Several characteristics impact on the conversion efficiency of organic solar cells was discussed. Recently, organic solar cells are attracting a lot of attention due to flexibility, low cost, light weight and large-area applications, and significant improvement in the power conversion efficiency. But the efficiencies of organic solar cells are still lower than crystal silicon solar cells. A circuit model of the solar cell provides a quantitative estimate for losses in the solar cell to interpret the characteristics of the solar cell. However, compared with inorganic solar cells, organic solar cells are lack of a three-dimensional crystal lattice, different intramolecular and intermolecular interactions, local structural disorders, amorphous and crystalline regions, and chemical impurities. Therefore, an appropriate model is represented in the paper.