A hybrid solar cell fabricated using amorphous silicon and a fullerene derivative
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- A hybrid solar cell fabricated using amorphous silicon and a fullerene derivative
- Yun, Myoung Hee; Jang, Ji Hoon; Kim, Kyung Min; Song, Hee-eun; Lee, Jeong Chul; Kim, Jin Young
- THICKNESS DEPENDENCE; CONJUGATED POLYMER; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; THIN-FILMS; NANOPARTICLES; ELECTRODE
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- ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
- PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, v.15, no.45, pp.19913 - 19918
- Hybrid solar cells, based on organic and inorganic semiconductors, are a promising way to enhance the efficiency of solar cells because they make better use of the solar spectrum and are straightforward to fabricate. We report on a new hybrid solar cell comprised of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H), [6,6]-phenyl-C71-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), and poly-3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene poly styrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS). The properties of these PEDOT:PSS/a-Si:H/PCBM devices were studied as a function of the thickness of the a-Si:H layer. It was observed that the open circuit voltage and the short circuit current density of the device depended on the thickness of the a-Si:H layer. Under simulated one sun AM 1.5 global illumination (100 mW cm-2), a power conversion efficiency of 2.84% was achieved in a device comprised of a 274 nm-thick layer of a-Si:H; this is the best performance achieved to date for a hybrid solar cell made of amorphous Si and organic materials.
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