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dc.contributorArango, Alexi
dc.contributorMacKenzie, Roderick
dc.contributorAidala, Katherine
dc.contributor.advisorAidala, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorOsgood, Ayla
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-22T12:43:05Z
dc.date.available2022-06-22T12:43:05Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://ida.mtholyoke.edu/handle/10166/6354
dc.description.abstractSolar cell technology is constantly evolving, pushing the limits of efficiency while working to conserve costs. Organic solar cells are promisingly inexpensive to make but are much more disordered than conventional materials, making them much less efficient. This disorder, which takes the form of traps, greatly influences the behavior of the carriers but is not fully understood. Understanding all the intricacies of this disorder would enable us to build more efficient devices. In a heterojunction organic photovoltaic device, the trap properties of the interface between the donor and acceptor materials can significantly impact the device efficiency but it is still unclear exactly how. We hypothesized that the trap properties of this interface impact the performance of the device more than the bulk properties and that there is more disorder in the interface than the bulk. We investigated our hypotheses using drift-diffusion simulations and found that while the interface does have more of an impact on the device than the bulk it is difficult to conclude if there is more disorder in the interface than the bulk.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectOrganic Solar Cellsen_US
dc.subjectDisorderen_US
dc.subjectHeterojunctionen_US
dc.subjectinterfaceen_US
dc.subjectsimulationsen_US
dc.titleUsing Simulations to Probe the Interfacial Disorder of Organic Solar Cellsen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2022en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
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