Flexo printed sol-gel derived vanadium oxide films as an interfacial hole-transporting layer for organic solar cells

Terho Kololuoma, Salima Alem, Jiangping Lu, Neil Graddage, Ye Tao

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    Abstract

    In this paper we report on the synthesis and development of vanadium oxide precursor flexographic ink for the printing of hole-transporting layers in organic solar cells. For the synthesis of vanadium oxide inks, a sol-gel methodology was utilized. By modifying the vanadium alkoxide precursor with a right type of coordinating ligands a stable and flexoprintable ink has been successfully developed. Flexo-printing afforded smooth and uniform vanadium oxide sol-gel films on top of PCDTBT:PC70BM films. The conversion of the synthesized sol-gel film into a corresponding vanadium oxide layer was followed by DSC/TGA and XPS analyses. The inks were used for the fabrication of inverted organic solar cells by flexo-printing. Power conversion efficiencies ranging between 3.5 % and 4.5 % were achieved, which are slightly lower than the reference cells using vacuum-deposited MoO3 as the hole-transporting layers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOxide-based Materials and Devices VI
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSPIE Photonics West 2015 - San Fracisco, United States
    Duration: 7 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE
    Volume9364
    ISSN0277-786X

    Conference

    ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Fracisco
    Period7/02/1512/02/15

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