Materials and Device Architectures for Organic Solar Cell Applications: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-09-355

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The Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics (COPE) at UQ has been successful in acquiring funding from the Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), which is the Australian partner of the Australia-US Institute for Advanced Photovoltaics (AUSIAPV). NREL is a key partner in AUSIAPV (along with other US research institutions (ASU, Sandia NL, LBNL, Stanford, Georgia Tech and UCSB). NREL will collaborate with COPE to advance the science and technology of organic materials for solar cell applications. COPE has significant programs in the development and understanding of new materials for organic optoelectronic applications and, in particular, for thin film bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells and Organic Photodiodes (OPDs). NREL has significant established research programs in all aspects of organic photovoltaic technology and has well-developed expertise in the area of materials characterization, photocarrier transport measurements as well as device fabrication, scale-up and stability. This collaboration will combine the expertise of the two institutions to work towards demonstrating the scalability of organic materials for BHJ and OPD applications by measuring the fundamental properties of the materials as a function of processing and evaluating their performance and stability in photovoltaic devices under simulated illumination conditions. Currently, both NREL and UQ have individual organic material development and processing efforts and have independently demonstrated several prototype materials and device architectures as promising candidates for organic solar cells and OPDs. This CRADA will align these efforts building upon strengths of the two institutions to further design and demonstrate materials and device architectures to advance organic BHJ solar cells and OPDs. It should also be clearly noted that we foreshadow possible expansion of collaborative research activities between COPE and NREL, which currently lie outside the scope of the current statement of work, which will be amended as required by mutually executed written modifications to this CRADA.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5900-72590


  • dendritic materials
  • heterojuction
  • optoelectronic
  • photocarier
  • photovoltaic
  • solar cell


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