Influence of temperature-dependent mobilities on the nanosecond response of organic solar cells and photodetectors

Züfle, Simon; Christ, Nico; Kettlitz, Siegfried W.; Valouch, Sebastian; Lemmer, Uli
August 2010
Applied Physics Letters;8/9/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p063306
Academic Journal
We investigate the impact of temperature on the transient current density characteristics of organic solar cells and photodetectors. This is done by both experimental measurements and numerical simulations. In the process, we investigate the photoresponse of the device to an impinging laser pulse at different temperatures. By fitting the experimental results with the correlated disorder model we are able to quantify the influence of temperature on charge carrier mobilities in organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. We determine an almost doubling of the electron mobility on increasing the temperature from 11 to 50 °C.


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