About Establis

Earth receives enough sunlight in one hour to satisfy all human needs in a year. Using solar energy will reduce harmful CO2 emissions and resolve the forthcoming energy deficit. The market for stable, mass-produced Organic Solar Cells is estimated at one billion Euros by 2016.

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ESTABLIS will train a team of 11 PhDs and 4 Postdocs to become the scientific leaders in industry and academia. ESTABLIS Fellows will excel.

Research on organic solar cells

Complementarity is at the heart of Establis. To develop Organic Solar Cells requires a concerted combination of physical, synthetic and modelling capabilities. Establis members are working together–across preconceived scientific boundaries–to accelerate the production of Organic Solar Cells.

Partnerships & collaborations

Our Industrial Partners and Associate Partners ensure that the training and technology is economically feasible.

EU support

The EEC is constructively investing more than 3.9 M€ in Establis to train, research and collaborate at the highest international level and ensure our energy platform for the 21st century.

Scientific results

Advances in Electronic and Photonic Technologies (ADEPT 2013) - STUDY OF DEGRADATION PROCESS IN INVERTED ORGANIC SOLAR CELL STRUCTURES

Study of Degradation Process in Inverted Organic Solar Cell Structures

M. SECK1,2*, A. DISTLER3, A. VINCZE1, D. HASKO1, A. SATKA1,2F. UHEREK1,2

International Laser Centre, Ilkovičova 3, 841 04 Bratislava, Slovakia.

2 Slovak University of Technology, IEP FEI, Ilkovičova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia

BELECTRIC OPV GmbH, Landgrabenstr. 94, 90443 Nürnberg, Germany

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Paper for the Advances in Electronic and Photonic Technologies - ADEPT 2013

http://adept.fyzika.uniza.sk/

For understanding the degradation process in inverted geometry organic solar cells, a set of device samples was prepared and investigated. Part of the samples was stepwise illuminated in the ambient atmosphere for up to two hours under the sun simulator (AM1.5G) and thus degraded. The top PEDOT-PSS layer was investigated using SEM method. SEM images show presence of defects (hills and holes) on samples without and after degradation. The TOF-SIMS depth profiling shows no significant change on the different ion fragments, while the overall SIMS spectra put in evidence the chemical effect of the degradation on PEDOT-PSS, P3HT and PCBM materials.