National Physical Laboratory

Local photocurrents in organic photovoltaic blends

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Published: 30 September 2010

Authors: Patrick Nicholson, Fernando Castro, Debdulal Roy

Related: Advanced Materials


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Using a new measurement device to monitor how the shape and structure of organic photovoltaic blends affects the current generated by them.

A new technique called Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy (pc-AFM) was used to investigate topography and photocurrent in organic photovoltaic material, which can be used in solar power panels.

These measurements are important to the development of solar energy technology and should contribute to increased efficiencies as the relationship between the structure of the material and its performance is better understood.

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