Combining vacuum deposited with solution processed layers in organic solar cell

Y. M. Kim, D. J.N. Credgingtom, J. G. Labram, Thomas Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant

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Abstract

Heterojunction cells are the subject of much current research. They can be differentiated by their production processes: solution processing and vacuum processing. Both production processes have advantages and disadvantages. Solution processed devices have the advantages of monodisperity and simple synthesis, but the use of solution processing is limited to soluble conjugated polymers due to their ability to form a smooth film on spin coated materials and the devices are characterised by lower mobilities due to their disordered structures. Vacuum processing can lead to relatively high throughput and sequential stacking of well-defined layers and extraction of exciton diffusion lengths can be performed. Vacuum processed devices, however, tend to suffer from lower efficiencies. Our approach is based on combining vacuum deposited active layers with solution processed layers in organic photovoltaic cells using pentacene and buckminsterfullerene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology 2010
Subtitle of host publicationBio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Pages693-695
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010
EventNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

NameNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Volume3

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period06/21/1006/24/10

Keywords

  • Bathocuproine
  • Buckminsterfullerene
  • Calcium
  • Heterojunction cells
  • Pentacene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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