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  • Tuesday, January 1, 2008
  • An equivalent circuit approach to organic solar cell modelling
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  • Microelectronics Journal, 39 (2008) 1173–1180.

    Ali CHEKNANE1, Hikmat S. HILAL2,

    Fayçal Djeffal3, Boumediène BENYOUCEF4 and Jean-Pierre CHARLES5


    1Laboratoire d’Etude et Développement des Matériaux Semiconducteurs et Diélectriques, BP Université Amar Telidji, 37G, route de Ghardaïa, Laghouat, Algérie.

    Email: [email protected]


    2An-Najah N. University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine

    3LEA, Department of Electronics, University of Batna, Algeria

    4Unité de Recherche Matériaux et Energies Renouvelables, Université Abou Bakar Belkaid de Tlemcen, Algérie.

    5LMOPS-CNRS UMR 7132, SUPELEC, 2 rue Edouard Belin, 57070 Metz, France.


    Abstract: In this paper we present a simulation study for a newly prepared organic solar cell, based on a composite of poly (2-methoxy-5-(2’-ethylhexyloxy)-1, 4-phenylenevinylene (MEH-PPV) with [6, 6]-phenyl C60 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM). Photo-current density vs. voltage (J-V) characteristics, for the cell, which were experimentally studied earlier, have been revisited here.  The results indicated that the conduction mechanism in the organic solar cell is strongly influenced by the excitonic diffusion. Sound correlation, between theoretical and experimental photo-current density vs. voltage (J-V) plots, has been achieved. Moreover, the simulation clearly demonstrates that the performance of the tested device can be described, with sound accuracy, by a two diode-equivalent model.




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Hikmat S. Hilal
Organometallics (organic and inorganic), Materials, Catalysis, Semiconductors, Photoelectro-chemistry
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