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Simulating charge transport in organic semiconductors and devices : a review.

Groves, C. (2017) 'Simulating charge transport in organic semiconductors and devices : a review.', Reports on progress in physics., 80 (2). 026502.


Charge transport simulation can be a valuable tool to better understand, optimise and design organic transistors (OTFTs), photovoltaics (OPVs), and light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). This review presents an overview of common charge transport and device models; namely drift-diffusion, master equation, mesoscale kinetic Monte Carlo and quantum chemical Monte Carlo, and a discussion of the relative merits of each. This is followed by a review of the application of these models as applied to charge transport in organic semiconductors and devices, highlighting in particular the insights made possible by modelling. The review concludes with an outlook for charge transport modelling in organic electronics.

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Publisher statement:This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article published in Reports on progress in physics. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at 10.1088/1361-6633/80/2/026502
Date accepted:08 December 2016
Date deposited:31 January 2017
Date of first online publication:19 December 2016
Date first made open access:19 December 2017

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