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Title: Simultaneous spin-coating and solvent annealing: Manipulating the active layer morphology to a power conversion efficiency of 9.6% in polymer solar cells

Abstract

Here, we developed a simultaneous spin-coating/solvent-annealing process and demonstrated morphology optimization for PTB7 based organic photovoltaics. This novel processing method enhances the edge-on crystalline content in thin films and induces the formation of weak PCBM aggregates. As a result, the efficiency of polymer solar cells increased from 9.2% to a certified high efficiency of 9.61%, owing to an enhanced short-circuit current (J sc, 18.4 mA cm –2vs. 17. 5 mA cm –2) and an improved fill factor.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [1];  [6];  [1]
  1. South China Univ. of Technology, Guangzhou (People's Republic of China)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States); Tokoku Univ., Aoba (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy (PHaSE); Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1319225
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Horizons
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2051-6347
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

He, Zhicai, Liu, Feng, Wang, Cheng, Chen, Jihua, He, Lilin, Nordlund, Dennis, Wu, Hongbin, Russell, Thomas P., and Cao, Yong. Simultaneous spin-coating and solvent annealing: Manipulating the active layer morphology to a power conversion efficiency of 9.6% in polymer solar cells. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/C5MH00076A.
He, Zhicai, Liu, Feng, Wang, Cheng, Chen, Jihua, He, Lilin, Nordlund, Dennis, Wu, Hongbin, Russell, Thomas P., & Cao, Yong. Simultaneous spin-coating and solvent annealing: Manipulating the active layer morphology to a power conversion efficiency of 9.6% in polymer solar cells. United States. doi:10.1039/C5MH00076A.
He, Zhicai, Liu, Feng, Wang, Cheng, Chen, Jihua, He, Lilin, Nordlund, Dennis, Wu, Hongbin, Russell, Thomas P., and Cao, Yong. Thu . "Simultaneous spin-coating and solvent annealing: Manipulating the active layer morphology to a power conversion efficiency of 9.6% in polymer solar cells". United States. doi:10.1039/C5MH00076A. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1319225.
@article{osti_1319225,
title = {Simultaneous spin-coating and solvent annealing: Manipulating the active layer morphology to a power conversion efficiency of 9.6% in polymer solar cells},
author = {He, Zhicai and Liu, Feng and Wang, Cheng and Chen, Jihua and He, Lilin and Nordlund, Dennis and Wu, Hongbin and Russell, Thomas P. and Cao, Yong},
abstractNote = {Here, we developed a simultaneous spin-coating/solvent-annealing process and demonstrated morphology optimization for PTB7 based organic photovoltaics. This novel processing method enhances the edge-on crystalline content in thin films and induces the formation of weak PCBM aggregates. As a result, the efficiency of polymer solar cells increased from 9.2% to a certified high efficiency of 9.61%, owing to an enhanced short-circuit current (Jsc, 18.4 mA cm–2vs. 17. 5 mA cm–2) and an improved fill factor.},
doi = {10.1039/C5MH00076A},
journal = {Materials Horizons},
issn = {2051-6347},
number = 6,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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