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

David M. Tanenbaum, Martin Hermenau, Eszter Voroshazi, Matthew T. Lloyd, Yulia Galagan, Birger Zimmermann, Markus Hösel, Henrik F. Dam, Mikkel Jorgensen, Suren A. Gevorgyan, Suleyman Kudret, Wouter Maes, Laurence Lutsen, Dirk Vanderzande, Uli Wuerfel, Ronn Andriessen, Roland Roesch, Harald Hoppe, Gerardo Teran-Escobar, Monica Lira-CantuAgnès Rivaton, Gülşah Y. Uzunoğlu, David Germack, Birgitta Andreasen, Morten V. Madsen, Kion Norrman, Frederik C. Krebs

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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
Pages (from-to)822-893
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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