Analytical study of PPV-oligomer- and C-60-based devices for optimising organic solar cells

W. Geens, J. Poortmans, S.C. Jain, J. Nijs, R. Mertens, S.C. Veenstra, V.V. Krasnikov, G Hadziioannou

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    A blend of a 5-ring n-octyloxy-substituted oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) and C60, sandwiched between two electrodes, has been used as the active layer for an organic solar cell. It delivered external quantum efficiencies up to 60% in the visible and 70% in the UV part of the spectrum. To unambiguously determine which parts of the bulk heterojunction structure are responsible for the rectifying behaviour and which can be considered as ohmic, the I/V characteristics of several other devices were investigated. It is found that the presence of C60 in a bulk heterojunction solar cell introduces fill factor reducing shunting paths.
    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)43 - 51
    Aantal pagina's9
    TijdschriftSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    StatusPublished - 2000

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