Ionic liquid-functionalized carbon nanoparticles-modified cathode for efficiency enhancement in polymer solar cells

Xiaohong Chen, Jiaxiang Yang, Jiong Lu, Kiran Kumar Manga, Kian Ping Loh, Fu Rong ZHU

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Abstract

The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of regioregular poly(3- hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and {6,6}-phenyl C61 -butyric acid methylester (PCBM)-based polymer solar cells was increased using an ionic liquid-functionalized carbon nanoparticles (ILCNs) thin film-modified cathode. The PCE of P3HT:PCBM based-polymer solar cells with a conventional aluminum (Al)-only cathode was increased by 20%-30% when the identical devices were made with an ILCNs-modified Al cathode, but its PCE was 10% lower than that of devices with LiF/Al cathode, measured under AM1.5G illumination of 100 mW/cm. The ILCN interlayer approach, however, offers practical advantages to LiF in terms of its solution-processability, which is compatible with low cost, large area, and flexible solar cell fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133305
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume95
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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