Enhanced performance of layer-evolved bulk-heterojunction solar cells with Ag nanoparticles by sequential deposition

Sunyong Ahn, Woongsik Jang, Jong Hyeok Park, Dong Hwan Wang

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Abstract

Organic photovoltaic devices based on layer-evolved bulk-heterojunction (LE-BHJ) from poly{[4,4′-bis(2-ethylhexyl) dithieno(3,2-b:2′,3′-d)silole]-2,6-diyl-alt-[4,7-bis(2-thienyl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole]-5,5′-diyl} (Si-PCPDTBT)/[6,6]-phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) are successfully fabricated by a sequential solution deposition process. During the process of a top layer being deposited from an appropriate cosolvent ratio control, the top layer of PC71BM vertically penetrates a pre-coated layer of Si-PCPDTBT, resulting in an inter-diffused nanostructure with an LE-BHJ surface morphology. The LE-BHJ cells exhibit improved nanoscale phase separation and comparable performance, in comparison with the conventional BHJ device. Furthermore, Ag nanoparticles (NPs) with optimized ratio embedded LE-BHJ exhibit significant enhanced efficiency in comparison with the conventional BHJ and pristine LE-BHJ devices, because the multiple scattering from the Ag NPs leads to longer optical paths, which give rise to effective absorptivity and reduced leakage current within the BHJ active film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 29

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Heterojunctions
heterojunctions
Solar cells
solar cells
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
Butyric acid
Butyric Acid
Esters
butyric acid
Multiple scattering
esters
Leakage currents
Phase separation
Surface morphology
heterojunction devices
Nanostructures
optical paths
absorptivity
leakage

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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