In the formula, Vmax refers to the maximum output voltage; Imax refers to the maximum output current; Pmax refers to the maximum output power. From the volt-ampere characteristic curve, we can see that FF is the ratio of the area of the two rectangles in the figure, dimensionless, and the FF of an ideal solar cell is 1. The main factors affecting the size of the fill factor are: the contact resistance between the composite film and the electrode, the carrier mobility in the composite film, the thickness of the composite film, and the defects in the device!
(4) Energy conversion efficiency (PCE): In the solar polymer battery, the energy conversion efficiency (PCE) is one of its most important parameters, which is defined as the ratio of the maximum output power to the incident light intensity Pin, namely:
Solar polymer battery parameters
It can be seen from the above formula that the energy conversion efficiency of a solar polymer battery is closely related to open circuit voltage, short circuit current, fill factor and light intensity.
(5) External quantum efficiency (IPCE): External quantum efficiency is the ratio of the number of electrons produced in the external circuit to the total number of incident photons. Its definition is:
Solar polymer battery parameters
In the formula, Pin is the incident light power, and input is the wavelength of incident monochromatic light.
From the above formula, it can be found that factors such as open circuit voltage, short circuit current, and fill factor are key factors that affect the energy conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells. Methods to improve the volt-ampere characteristics of solar cells include increasing the open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and fill factor, and make them tend to the volt-ampere characteristics of ideal solar polymer cells. The short-circuit current is proportional to the intensity of the absorbed light (the number of photons absorbed per unit area and unit time). On the surface, it seems that increasing the thickness of organic matter can greatly increase the intensity of light absorption, but the diffusion distance of excitons or the carrier The recombination length of the current must be greater than the thickness of the organic material, because the mobility of excitons and charge carriers of the semiconductive polymer material is relatively low . This bottleneck makes the maximum optimized thickness of the device 100-200nm, which is equivalent to the light absorption depth (100nm) . In addition, the spectral response of the solar polymer battery does not respond well to the range of the solar spectrum. The spectral response range is relatively narrow. Only the wavelength of the maximum absorption peak position can produce a relatively strong response. Other absorption peaks The response of the wavelength is weaker, so the energy conversion efficiency under ordinary white light is much weaker than the energy conversion efficiency of monochromatic light at the absorption peak. In addition, after the device is prepared, there are many more links on the transmission road of light energy conversion to electric energy, and each link has different degrees of photoelectric conversion loss. This series of links will cause the reduction of photoelectric efficiency.