Interface modification using solution-processed liquid-functionalized carbon nanoparticles for highly efficient polymer solar cells

Xiaohong Chen*, Jiaxiang Yang, Kian Ping Loh, Fu Rong ZHU, Sun Zhuo, Likun Pan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Polymer solar cells (PSCs) have potential to substitute for silicon-based solar cells due to low cost large-area vacuum-free printing technology. However PSCs for commercial use are limited due to low efficiency, furthermore sacrificing to their efficiency when only high work function metal, such as Al and Ag, as cathode is directly deposited or printed onto the active layer. To flexibly choose electrode materials and enhance the performance of PSCs, the modified layer such as LiF, SiOx, Au/LiF [l] was thermally deposited on top of active layers before depositing Al cathode. This successive vacuum deposition technique can greatly increase its cost of fabrication. To finally realize low cost and vacuum-free printing techniques for PSCs, solution processable materials, such as TiOx and poly(ethylene oxide), have been developed to modify the cathode, which can greatly improve the power conversion efficiency (PCE).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference and Nanocarbon, IVESC 2010 and NANOcarbon 2010
Pages411-412
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference, IVESC 2010 and NANOcarbon 2010 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 14 Oct 201016 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference and Nanocarbon, IVESC 2010 and NANOcarbon 2010

Conference

Conference8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference, IVESC 2010 and NANOcarbon 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period14/10/1016/10/10

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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