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Title: Development and characterization of PCDTBT:CdSe QDs hybrid solar cell

Solar cell consisting of low band gap polymer poly[N-900-hepta-decanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(40,70-di-2-thienyl-20,10, 30-benzothiadiazole)] (PCDTBT) as donor and cadmium selenide/zinc sulphide (CdSe/ZnS) core shell quantum dots (QDs) as an acceptor has been developed. The absorption measurements show that the absorption coefficient increases in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) structure covering broad absorption spectrum (200nm–700nm). Also, the photoluminescence (PL) of the PCDTBT:QDs film is found to decrease by an order of magnitude showing a significant transfer of electrons to the QDs. With this approach and under broadband white light with an irradiance of 8.19 mW/cm{sup 2}, we have been able to achieve a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.1 % with fill factor 0.42 for our typical solar cell.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi, 110021 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308881
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1620; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Optics 14: International conference on optics: Light and its interactions with matter, Calicut, Kerala (India), 19-21 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CADMIUM SELENIDES; ELECTRON TRANSFER; EMISSION SPECTRA; FILL FACTORS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; QUANTUM DOTS; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; VISIBLE RADIATION; ZINC SULFIDES