Effect of blend layer morphology on performance of ZnPc: C 60-based photovoltaic cells

Wenjin Zeng, Kian Soon Yong, Zhi Ming Kam, Fu Rong ZHU, Yuning Li*

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Zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc): fullerene- C60 (C60) -based organic photovoltaic (OPV) with high power conversion efficiency (PCE) are fabricated. Homogeneously distributed grains of ∼40-50 nm are observed for the ZnPc: C60 blend layer deposited on bare indium-tin oxide (ITO) substrates. In contrast, the blend layer form grains of smaller lateral extensions (∼20-30 nm) on 3, 4-polyethylenedioxythiophene: polystyrenesulfonate modified ITO substrates. OPV fabricated on the former substrates show PCE of up to 3.9% that is about twice the PCE (1.9%) obtained for the devices on the latter substrates. This effect can be explained by better transport properties and reduced charge recombination of the blend layer on the bare ITO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133304
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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