Performance enhancement in organic photovoltaic devices using plasma-polymerized fluorocarbon-modified Ag nanoparticles

Xizu Wang*, Jian Wei Ho, Qingyi Yang, Hoi Lam TAM, Guixin LI, Kok Wai CHEAH, Fu Rong ZHU

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Abstract

In this work, Ag nanoparticles were modified by an ultra-thin plasma-polymerized fluorocarbon film (CFX) to form a composite CFX-modified Ag nanoparticles/indium tin oxide (ITO) anode for application in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. A CFX-modified Ag nanoparticles/ITO anode exhibited a superior surface work function of 5.4 eV suited for application in OPV devices. The performance of zinc phthalocyanine:fullerene-based OPV devices showed a significant improvement when the structural identical cells are made with the CFX-modified Ag nanoparticles/ITO. This work yielded a promising power conversion efficiency of 3.5 ± 0.1%, notably higher than that with a bare ITO anode (2.7 ± 0.1%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1943-1947
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Ag nanoparticles
  • ITO modification
  • Organic photovoltaics

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