Simultaneous photoluminescence (PL) and external quantum efficiency (EQE) confocal mapping is used to investigate the correlation between the local PL and the EQE in a regioregular poly(3-exylthiophene):poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-co-benzothiadiazole) inverted bulk heterojunction solar cell. We show that the charge generation and charge collection are strongly non-uniform on a length scale up to 100 μm. Our results evidence that organic solar cells optimization requires not only the control of the submicrometric active materials arrangement but also the control of the large scale device uniformity.
29 Jul 2013
Volume: 103 Issue: 5 Pages: 142_1
Applied Physics Letters