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Optimising the photovoltaic parameters in donor�acceptor�acceptor ternary polymer solar cells using Machine Learning framework

Kaka, F and Keshav, M and Ramamurthy, PC (2022) Optimising the photovoltaic parameters in donor�acceptor�acceptor ternary polymer solar cells using Machine Learning framework. In: Solar Energy, 231 . pp. 447-457.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.11.054


Clean energy is the need of the hour, considering the huge carbon footprint due to over-reliance on fossil fuels coupled with the exorbitantly rising global energy demand. Solar energy offers an abundant source of clean energy that can be harnessed using photovoltaic devices. Amongst the various generations of solar technologies, organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have emerged as an exigent technology. In this work, a diffuse-interface physics-based formulation has been utilised to generate a dataset, that has been used to decipher the complex process�microstructure�property relationship in Bulk-Heterojunction ternary OPVs comprising one donor and two acceptors. This has been achieved by using state-of-the-art Machine Learning (ML) technique wherein regression models have been fitted for correlating the solar cell parameters, namely power conversion efficiency (PCE), short-circuit current density (Jsc), and open-circuit potential (Voc) with BHJ morphology. The regression models for the electronic properties have further been employed to optimise a new set of morphologies, generated by finely spanning the ternary spinodal region, thus bypassing the need to carry out computationally intensive structure�property simulations. The electronic properties of the optimal morphology as predicted by the ML model have been validated with physics-based simulations. This work sets the motivation for exploiting an in silico paradigm to accelerate the optimisation of processing parameters to derive the maximal OPV performance. © 2021 International Solar Energy Society

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solar Energy
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Fossil fuels; Heterojunctions; Machine learning; Morphology; Regression analysis; Solar energy; Solar power generation, Clean energy; Donor/acceptor; Learning frameworks; Machine-learning; Optimisations; Organic photovoltaics; Over reliance; Photovoltaic parameters; Regression modelling; Ternary organic photovoltaic, Electronic properties, carbon footprint; fuel cell; machine learning; optimization; parameter estimation; photovoltaic system; polymer
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 11:35
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 11:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70806

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