A team of researchers who are associated with numerous institutions in China and has been established with a new efficiency record for the organic photovoltaic cells. This has been published in the journal Science, who are describing their efficiency and approach that they have achieved. In the last few years, scientists have been making notable efforts to find a new way to enhance the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells; however, they have been stymied by the charge and the characteristics of the organic materials.
The organic materials are not quite cleaner but they do offer other potential benefits such as allowing for the light-weight cells and they would also be bendable, thus making them useful for several more applications. However, they have proved to be quite inefficient in comparison with non-organic cells. In this new effort, the team, of researchers in China have claimed to have found a new way to build an organic photovoltaic cell that have been tested at around 17.3 percent efficient.
Furthermore, the team of researchers have reported that the key to the success of their study was the use of the models they have developed in order to predict which of the materials would allow for the multilayer use. The organic photovoltaic cells completely rely on the use of the pairs of the organic molecules. In accordance with the arrangement, the organic cells are made with using tandem cells that are made with layers of different materials. The researchers have suggested a new way to enhance the efficiency to find out new materials that when layered for the improved efficiency.