In situ characterization methods for evaluating microstructure formation and drying kinetics of solution-processed organic bulk-heterojunction films

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Güldal NS, Kassar T, Berlinghof M, Unruh T, Brabec C
Journal: Journal of Materials Research
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 32
Journal issue: 10
Pages range: 1855-1879
ISSN: 0884-2914
Language: English


Abstract


Recently, in situ characterization methods have attracted increasing attention, especially in organic photovoltaics (OPV) field, since they provide greater insight into the mechanism of film formation, thus help to identify optimized processing conditions used to process the most efficient organic bulk-heterojunction thin films. In combination with various powerful X-ray-based characterization methods, several studies observed the morphological changes under the influence of different processing conditions. In this review, we summarize the fundamentals and implementation of X-ray-based and optical characterization methods, utilized in in situ mode and introduce the reader a better overview of the information acquired from a given technique in terms of microstructure formation in OPV. While we give a chronological development of in situ characterization methods in the field of OPV, we discuss the interplay between thermodynamics of solutions and drying kinetics of different types of organic blends. © 2017 Materials Research Society.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Berlinghof, Marvin
Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Güldal, Nusret Sena
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Kassar, Thaer
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)
Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)


Additional Organisation
Graduiertenkolleg 1896/2 In situ Mikroskopie mit Elektronen, Röntgenstrahlen und Rastersonden
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Güldal, N.S., Kassar, T., Berlinghof, M., Unruh, T., & Brabec, C. (2017). In situ characterization methods for evaluating microstructure formation and drying kinetics of solution-processed organic bulk-heterojunction films. Journal of Materials Research, 32(10), 1855-1879. https://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2017.190

MLA:
Güldal, Nusret Sena, et al. "In situ characterization methods for evaluating microstructure formation and drying kinetics of solution-processed organic bulk-heterojunction films." Journal of Materials Research 32.10 (2017): 1855-1879.

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