The ISOS-3 inter-laboratory collaboration focused on the stability of a variety of organic photovoltaic devices

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Seven distinct sets (n ¢ 12) of state of the art organic photovoltaic devices were prepared by leading research laboratories in a collaboration planned at the Third International Summit on Organic Photovoltaic Stability (ISOS-3). All devices were shipped to RISØ DTU and characterized simultaneously up to 1830 h in accordance with established ISOS-3 protocols under three distinct illumination conditions: accelerated full sun simulation; low level indoor fluorescent lighting; and dark storage with daily measurement under full sun simulation. Three nominally identical devices were used in each experiment both to provide an assessment of the homogeneity of the samples and to distribute samples for a variety of post soaking analytical measurements at six distinct laboratories enabling comparison at various stages in the degradation of the devices. Over 100 devices with more than 300 cells were used in the study. We present here design and fabrication details for the seven device sets, benefits and challenges associated with the unprecedented size of the collaboration, characterization protocols, and results both on individual device stability and uniformity of device sets, in the three illumination conditions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalR S C Advances
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)882-893
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

This work has been supported by the Danish Strategic Research
Council (2104-07-0022), EUDP ( 64009-0050) and the Danish
National Research Foundation. Partial financial support was also
received from the European Commission as part of the Framework
7 ICT 2009 collaborative project HIFLEX (grant no. 248678),
partial financial support from the EUIndian framework of the
‘‘Largecells’’ project that received funding from the European
Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013.
grant no. 261936), partial financial support was also received from
the European Commission as part of the Framework 7 ICT 2009
collaborative project ROTROT (grant no. 288565) and from
PVERA-NET (project acronym POLYSTAR).

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