Organic solvent wetting properties of UV and plasma treated ZnO nanorods: printed electronics approach

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Title:
Organic solvent wetting properties of UV and plasma treated ZnO nanorods: printed electronics approach
Authors:
Sliz, Rafal; Suzuki, Yuji; Nathan, Arokia; Myllyla, Risto; Jabbour, Ghassan E.
Abstract:
Due to low manufacturing costs, printed organic solar cells are on the short-list of renewable and environmentally- friendly energy production technologies of the future. However, electrode materials and each photoactive layer require different techniques and approaches. Printing technologies have attracted considerable attention for organic electronics due to their potentially high volume and low cost processing. A case in point is the interface between the substrate and solution (ink) drop, which is a particularly critical issue for printing quality. In addition, methods such as UV, oxygen and argon plasma treatments have proven suitable to increasing the hydrophilicity of treated surfaces. Among several methods of measuring the ink-substrate interface, the simplest and most reliable is the contact angle method. In terms of nanoscale device applications, zinc oxide (ZnO) has gained popularity, owing to its physical and chemical properties. In particular, there is a growing interest in exploiting the unique properties that the so-called nanorod structure exhibits for future 1-dimensional opto-electronic devices. Applications, such as photodiodes, thin-film transistors, sensors and photo anodes in photovoltaic cells have already been demonstrated. This paper presents the wettability properties of ZnO nanorods treated with UV illumination, oxygen and argon plasma for various periods of time. Since this work concentrates on solar cell applications, four of the most common solutions used in organic solar cell manufacture were tested: P3HT:PCBM DCB, P3HT:PCBM CHB, PEDOT:PSS and water. The achieved results prove that different treatments change the contact angle differently. Moreover, solvent behaviour varied uniquely with the applied treatment. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Citation:
Sliz, Rafal, Yuji Suzuki, Arokia Nathan, Risto Myllyla, and Ghassan Jabbour. "Organic solvent wetting properties of UV and plasma treated ZnO nanorods: printed electronics approach." In SPIE Organic Photonics+ Electronics, pp. 84771G-84771G. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012
Publisher:
SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng
Journal:
Organic Photovoltaics XIII
Conference/Event name:
Organic Photovoltaics XIII
Issue Date:
13-Sep-2012
DOI:
10.1117/12.929631
Type:
Conference Paper
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http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.929631
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Conference Papers; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorSliz, Rafalen
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, Yujien
dc.contributor.authorNathan, Arokiaen
dc.contributor.authorMyllyla, Ristoen
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T14:46:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-25T14:46:53Zen
dc.date.issued2012-09-13en
dc.identifier.citationSliz, Rafal, Yuji Suzuki, Arokia Nathan, Risto Myllyla, and Ghassan Jabbour. "Organic solvent wetting properties of UV and plasma treated ZnO nanorods: printed electronics approach." In SPIE Organic Photonics+ Electronics, pp. 84771G-84771G. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012en
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.929631en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555691en
dc.description.abstractDue to low manufacturing costs, printed organic solar cells are on the short-list of renewable and environmentally- friendly energy production technologies of the future. However, electrode materials and each photoactive layer require different techniques and approaches. Printing technologies have attracted considerable attention for organic electronics due to their potentially high volume and low cost processing. A case in point is the interface between the substrate and solution (ink) drop, which is a particularly critical issue for printing quality. In addition, methods such as UV, oxygen and argon plasma treatments have proven suitable to increasing the hydrophilicity of treated surfaces. Among several methods of measuring the ink-substrate interface, the simplest and most reliable is the contact angle method. In terms of nanoscale device applications, zinc oxide (ZnO) has gained popularity, owing to its physical and chemical properties. In particular, there is a growing interest in exploiting the unique properties that the so-called nanorod structure exhibits for future 1-dimensional opto-electronic devices. Applications, such as photodiodes, thin-film transistors, sensors and photo anodes in photovoltaic cells have already been demonstrated. This paper presents the wettability properties of ZnO nanorods treated with UV illumination, oxygen and argon plasma for various periods of time. Since this work concentrates on solar cell applications, four of the most common solutions used in organic solar cell manufacture were tested: P3HT:PCBM DCB, P3HT:PCBM CHB, PEDOT:PSS and water. The achieved results prove that different treatments change the contact angle differently. Moreover, solvent behaviour varied uniquely with the applied treatment. © (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.en
dc.publisherSPIE-Intl Soc Optical Engen
dc.relation.urlhttp://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.929631en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of SPIEen
dc.titleOrganic solvent wetting properties of UV and plasma treated ZnO nanorods: printed electronics approachen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalOrganic Photovoltaics XIIIen
dc.conference.date2012-08-14 to 2012-08-16en
dc.conference.nameOrganic Photovoltaics XIIIen
dc.conference.locationSan Diego, CA, USAen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionOptoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory, University of Oulu, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 3, 90570 Oulu, Finlanden
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, Cambridge University, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA, UKen
kaust.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
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