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Title: Indium tin oxide-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells

Abstract

We report on indium tin oxide (ITO)-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells with a high-conductivity poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) (PH1000) as both the bottom and the top electrodes. The PH1000 film showed a conductivity of 680±50 S/cm . A ZnO layer was used as an interlayer to produce an electron-selective electrode. The semitransparent devices with a structure of glass/PH1000/ZnO/poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C 61 -butyric acid methyl ester/PEDOT:PSS (CPP 105 D)/PH1000 exhibited an average power conversion efficiency of 1.8% estimated for 100 mW/cm 2 air mass 1.5 global illumination. This geometry alleviates the need of vacuum deposition of a top electrode.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC); Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials (CISSEM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1064778
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001084
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 15; Related Information: CISSEM partners with the University of Arizona (lead); Georgia Institute of Technology; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Princeton University; University of Washington; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar (photovoltaic), electrodes - solar, charge transport, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Zhou, Yinhua, Cheun, Hyeunseok, Choi, Seungkeun, Potscavage, William J., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, and Kippelen, Bernard. Indium tin oxide-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3499299.
Zhou, Yinhua, Cheun, Hyeunseok, Choi, Seungkeun, Potscavage, William J., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, & Kippelen, Bernard. Indium tin oxide-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3499299
Zhou, Yinhua, Cheun, Hyeunseok, Choi, Seungkeun, Potscavage, William J., Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek, and Kippelen, Bernard. Fri . "Indium tin oxide-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3499299.
@article{osti_1064778,
title = {Indium tin oxide-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells},
author = {Zhou, Yinhua and Cheun, Hyeunseok and Choi, Seungkeun and Potscavage, William J. and Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek and Kippelen, Bernard},
abstractNote = {We report on indium tin oxide (ITO)-free and metal-free semitransparent organic solar cells with a high-conductivity poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) (PH1000) as both the bottom and the top electrodes. The PH1000 film showed a conductivity of 680±50 S/cm . A ZnO layer was used as an interlayer to produce an electron-selective electrode. The semitransparent devices with a structure of glass/PH1000/ZnO/poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61 -butyric acid methyl ester/PEDOT:PSS (CPP 105 D)/PH1000 exhibited an average power conversion efficiency of 1.8% estimated for 100 mW/cm2 air mass 1.5 global illumination. This geometry alleviates the need of vacuum deposition of a top electrode.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3499299},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1064778}, journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 15,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {1}
}