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Title: Optimisation of the material properties of indium tin oxide layers for use in organic photovoltaics

Abstract

The influence of indium tin oxide [(In{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Sn), ITO] material properties on the output performance of organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices has been modelled and investigated. In particular, the effect of altering carrier concentration (n), thickness (t), and mobility (μ{sub e}) in ITO films and their impact on the optical performance, parasitic resistances and overall efficiency in OPVs was studied. This enables optimal values of these parameters to be calculated for solar cells made with P3HT:PC{sub 61}BM and PCPDTBT:PC{sub 71}BM active layers. The optimal values of n, t and μ{sub e} are not constant between different OPV active layers and depend on the absorption spectrum of the underlying active layer material system. Consequently, design rules for these optimal values as a function of donor bandgap in bulk-heterojunction active layers have been formulated.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. School of Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, Dean St., Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales LL57 1UT (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306227
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CARRIERS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; EFFICIENCY; FILMS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; INDIUM OXIDES; LAYERS; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; SOLAR CELLS; THICKNESS; TIN ADDITIONS

Citation Formats

Doggart, P., Bristow, N., and Kettle, J., E-mail: j.kettle@bangor.ac.uk. Optimisation of the material properties of indium tin oxide layers for use in organic photovoltaics. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4895552.
Doggart, P., Bristow, N., & Kettle, J., E-mail: j.kettle@bangor.ac.uk. Optimisation of the material properties of indium tin oxide layers for use in organic photovoltaics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4895552.
Doggart, P., Bristow, N., and Kettle, J., E-mail: j.kettle@bangor.ac.uk. 2014. "Optimisation of the material properties of indium tin oxide layers for use in organic photovoltaics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4895552.
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title = {Optimisation of the material properties of indium tin oxide layers for use in organic photovoltaics},
author = {Doggart, P. and Bristow, N. and Kettle, J., E-mail: j.kettle@bangor.ac.uk},
abstractNote = {The influence of indium tin oxide [(In{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Sn), ITO] material properties on the output performance of organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices has been modelled and investigated. In particular, the effect of altering carrier concentration (n), thickness (t), and mobility (μ{sub e}) in ITO films and their impact on the optical performance, parasitic resistances and overall efficiency in OPVs was studied. This enables optimal values of these parameters to be calculated for solar cells made with P3HT:PC{sub 61}BM and PCPDTBT:PC{sub 71}BM active layers. The optimal values of n, t and μ{sub e} are not constant between different OPV active layers and depend on the absorption spectrum of the underlying active layer material system. Consequently, design rules for these optimal values as a function of donor bandgap in bulk-heterojunction active layers have been formulated.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4895552},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 10,
volume = 116,
place = {United States},
year = 2014,
month = 9
}
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