High-performance ternary organic solar cells with thick active layer exceeding 11% efficiency

N. Gasparini, L. Lucera, M. Salvador, M. Prosa, G.D. Spyropoulos, P. Kubis, H.-J. Egelhaaf, C.J. Brabec, T. Ameri

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We present a novel ternary organic solar cell with an uncommonly thick active layer (∼300 nm), featuring thickness invariant charge carrier recombination and delivering 11% power conversion efficiency (PCE). A ternary blend was used to demonstrate photovoltaic modules of high technological relevance both on glass and flexible substrates, yielding 8.2% and 6.8% PCE, respectively. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-892
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Efficiency
  • Organic solar cells
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Charge carrier recombination
  • Flexible substrate
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Power conversion efficiencies
  • Ternary blends
  • Thick active layers
  • Solar cells
  • active layer
  • energy efficiency
  • fuel cell
  • glass
  • performance assessment
  • photovoltaic system
  • recombination


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