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Reversible degradation in ITO-containing organic photovoltaics under concentrated sunlight

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Abstract

Stabilities of ITO-containing and ITO-free organic solar cells were investigated under simulated AM 1.5G illumination and under concentrated natural sunlight. In both cases ITO-free devices exhibit high stability, while devices containing ITO show degradation of their photovoltaic performance. The accelerated degradation under concentrated sunlight (of up to 20 suns) in ITO-containing devices was found to be reversible. Dark exposure of degraded samples can partly restore performance. A possible underlying mechanism for such a phenomenon is discussed.

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The article was received on 01 Dec 2014, accepted on 15 Dec 2014 and first published on 22 Dec 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05571C
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Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 3891-3897
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    Reversible degradation in ITO-containing organic photovoltaics under concentrated sunlight

    Y. Galagan, A. Mescheloff, S. C. Veenstra, R. Andriessen and E. A. Katz, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 3891
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05571C

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