Enhancement of donor - Acceptor polymer bulk heterojunction solar cell power conversion efficiencies by addition of Au nanoparticles

Dong Hwan Wang, Do Youb Kim, Kyeong Woo Choi, Jung Hwa Seo, Sang Hyuk Im, Jong Hyeok Park, O. Ok Park, Alan J. Heeger

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Golden solar cells: Several positive effects arise from the addition of truncated octahedral Au nanoparticles (ca.70nm diameter) to bulk heterojunction (BHJ) photovoltaic cells fabricated from a variety of donor polymers and PC 70BM as acceptor (see picture). At the optimized blend ratio of Au nanoparticles (5wt%) in the active layer, the power conversion efficiency increased for all polymer/PC70BM systems under study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5519-5523
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 6


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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