The challenges of encapsulation

In previous articles, I presented instabilities within organic and perovskite solar cells. Most are due to the presence of water and oxygen. Therefore contrary to silicon modules, third generation solar cells degrade very fast when exposed to an oxygen and moisture atmosphere. For instance, an typical organic solar cell can degrade in just a few […]

OPV stability, an intriguing mechanical approach

Two weeks ago, we discussed the stability issues of Perovskite Solar Cells. I invite you to keep connection with stability, but with organic solar cells. I found a very interesting work combining different techniques and analysis, from Dr. Sylvain Chambon. Let’s go back to Bordeaux, the southwestern French Organic Electronics’ City where he based his […]

The principles of organic solar cells

Organic and perovskite photovoltaics are the solar cell research fields with the greatest interest from the community. Many articles are published each week about it and for this reason, I will certainly write a lot about those two kinds of solar cells. Here I chose to present how do Organic Solar Cells work. Organic Materials? The […]

Fullerene, a versatile material for PV applications

Some of my readers know me for my tweets about #OrganicElectronics. In this field, fullerene and its derivative have been for a long time used in many applications for their conductive properties. Last December, I was allured by a paper about the use of fullerene for perovskite interlayers: Cross-Linkable Fullerene Derivatives for Solution-Processed n–i–p Perovskite […]