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Title: Influence of cathode sputter deposition on organic solar cells

Abstract

The sputter deposition technique is usually avoided for organic solar cells, despite its technological advantages, because it may potentially damage the organic absorber layer. The consequences of sputtering on device performance-presumably related to changes in the absorber morphology and defect distribution near the interface-are discussed. Despite its negative influence on as-deposited samples, sputtering in combination with thermal annealing can actually be beneficial for pure aluminum contacts, leading to efficiencies even better than those of cells with thermally evaporated cathodes, mainly due to an enhanced open-circuit voltage.

Authors:
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  1. Zentrum fuer Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Industriestrasse 6, D-70565 Stuttgart (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20971819
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2472719; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM; ANNEALING; CATHODES; DEPOSITION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; LAYERS; MORPHOLOGY; ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS; ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS; SPUTTERING

Citation Formats

Ahlswede, Erik, Hanisch, Jonas, and Powalla, Michael. Influence of cathode sputter deposition on organic solar cells. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2472719.
Ahlswede, Erik, Hanisch, Jonas, & Powalla, Michael. Influence of cathode sputter deposition on organic solar cells. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2472719.
Ahlswede, Erik, Hanisch, Jonas, and Powalla, Michael. Mon . "Influence of cathode sputter deposition on organic solar cells". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2472719.
@article{osti_20971819,
title = {Influence of cathode sputter deposition on organic solar cells},
author = {Ahlswede, Erik and Hanisch, Jonas and Powalla, Michael},
abstractNote = {The sputter deposition technique is usually avoided for organic solar cells, despite its technological advantages, because it may potentially damage the organic absorber layer. The consequences of sputtering on device performance-presumably related to changes in the absorber morphology and defect distribution near the interface-are discussed. Despite its negative influence on as-deposited samples, sputtering in combination with thermal annealing can actually be beneficial for pure aluminum contacts, leading to efficiencies even better than those of cells with thermally evaporated cathodes, mainly due to an enhanced open-circuit voltage.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2472719},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 6,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 05 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Feb 05 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}