Thickness dependence and solution-degradation effect in poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester based solar cells

Hui Jin (Corresponding Author), Juuso Olkkonen, Markus Tuomikoski, Pälvi Kopola, Arto Maaninen, Jukka Hast

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Abstract

The performance of bulk-heterojunction solar cells made with poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) as the donor and phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) as the acceptor depends strongly on various factors in fabrication processes. This work studies the effect of the thickness of the P3HT:PCBM layer produced in the spin coating process on photovoltaic performances. Thickness dependent optical absorption in P3HT:PCBM layer is numerically modelled and the results are compared with experimental data. In addition, it is analyzed how degradation of air-exposed P3HT:PCBM blends depends on the storage time in nitrogen atmosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-470
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Degradation
  • film thickness
  • fullerene
  • photovoltaic
  • polymer

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Thickness dependence and solution-degradation effect in poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester based solar cells. / Jin, Hui (Corresponding Author); Olkkonen, Juuso; Tuomikoski, Markus; Kopola, Pälvi; Maaninen, Arto; Hast, Jukka.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 94, No. 3, 2010, p. 465-470.

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