Simulation of the Buxton-Clarke model for organic photovoltaic cells

J. W. Jerome, M. A. Ratner, J. D. Servaites, C. W. Shu, S. Tan

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Abstract

Modeling of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells can be achieved by adaptation of drift-diffusion models. Replacement of traditional crystalline solid state materials by organic materials leads to much lower carrier mobility and to a new carrier, the exciton, which is a bound electron-hole pair. The Buxton-Clarke model includes electrons, holes, and excitons, together with generation, dissociation, and recombination mechanisms connecting these carriers, partially induced by device illumination. Device materials consist of a polymer:fullerene blend, poly(3-hexylthiophene): 6,6-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM). In this article, the model is used to simulate an active layer of 20 nm; results include I-V curves and carrier current densities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010
Pages195-198
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Oct 26 2010Oct 29 2010

Publication series

Name2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010

Other

Other2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period10/26/1010/29/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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