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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2016, Article ID 7268197, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7268197
Research Article

Investigation of Indoor Stability Testing of Polymer Solar Cell

1Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Esenler, 34210 Istanbul, Turkey
2Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Marmara Research Centre (MAM), Material Institute, Gebze, 41470 Kocaeli, Turkey

Received 29 April 2016; Accepted 25 October 2016

Academic Editor: Ulrich Maschke

Copyright © 2016 Pelin Kavak and Elif Alturk Parlak. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We have fabricated organic solar cell of a new low bandgap polymer poly[4,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta[2,1-b:3,4-b′]dithiophene-2,6-diyl-alt-4,7-bis(2-thienyl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5′,5′′-diyl] (PCPDTTBTT). We have investigated for the first time the stability tests, ISOS-L-1 and ISOS-D-3, of PCPDTTBTT solar cells. Thermal annealing of PCPDTTBTT solar cells at 80°C brought about an improvement of photocurrent generation, stability, and efficiency of the solar cells. T80 value of PCPDTTBTT solar cell is about 150 hours which is close to P3HT (235 h). PCPDTTBTT is very promising polymer for both polymer solar cell efficiency and stability.