Ionizing radiation induced parametric variations in P3HT:PCBM organic photovoltaic cells

Camron Kouhestani, Duc D. Nguyen, Kenneth E. Kambour, Roderick A.B. Devine, Johnny Chen, Gang Li, Yang Yang

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Abstract

The authors have examined ionizing radiation effects in the organic photovoltaic material poly(3-hexylthiophene):([6, 6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester) for total accumulated doses up to 300 krad(SiO2). The authors find that the open circuit voltage varies with the accumulation of irradiation; however, the other parameters such as relaxation time, short circuit current, and charge carrier density remain to first order constant. This behavior is inconsistent with observations on preirradiation devices in which all depend directly on the open circuit voltage.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032403
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Nanotechnology and Microelectronics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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