Enhancement of device performance of organic solar cells by an interfacial perylene derivative layer

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Title:
Enhancement of device performance of organic solar cells by an interfacial perylene derivative layer
Authors:
Kim, Inho; Haverinen, Hanna M.; Li, Jian; Jabbour, Ghassan E.
Abstract:
We report that device performance of organic solar cells consisting of zinc phthalocyanine and fullerene (C60) can be enhanced by insertion of a perylene derivative interfacial layer between fullerene and bathocuproine (BCP) exciton blocking layer (EBL). The morphology of the BCP is influenced by the underlying N,N′-dihexyl-perylene-3,4,9,10-bis(dicarboximide) (PTCDI-C6), which promotes migration of the cathode metal into the BCP layer. Insertion of a PTCDI-C6 layer between fullerene and BCP layers enhances the power conversion efficiency to 2.5%, an improvement of 32% over devices without PTCDI-C6 layer. The enhancement in device performance by insertion of PTCDI-C6 is attributed to a reduction in series resistance due to promoted metal migration into BCP and optimized optical interference effects in multilayered devices. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Issue Date:
26-May-2010
DOI:
10.1021/am100039m
PubMed ID:
20405965
Type:
Article
ISSN:
19448244
Sponsors:
The authors acknowledge useful discussions with Dr. Parul Dhagat, Dr. Madhusudan Singh, and Dr. Xiaohui Yang, and thank the Advanced Photovoltaics Center and the National Science Foundation for the partial support of this work (CBET-0756148). H.M.H and G.E.J. also acknowledge the Graduate School of Modern Optics and Photonics and the FiDiPro of Finland for their support.
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dc.contributor.authorKim, Inhoen
dc.contributor.authorHaverinen, Hanna M.en
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jianen
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-02T09:12:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-02T09:12:52Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05-26en
dc.identifier.issn19448244en
dc.identifier.pmid20405965en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/am100039men
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561499en
dc.description.abstractWe report that device performance of organic solar cells consisting of zinc phthalocyanine and fullerene (C60) can be enhanced by insertion of a perylene derivative interfacial layer between fullerene and bathocuproine (BCP) exciton blocking layer (EBL). The morphology of the BCP is influenced by the underlying N,N′-dihexyl-perylene-3,4,9,10-bis(dicarboximide) (PTCDI-C6), which promotes migration of the cathode metal into the BCP layer. Insertion of a PTCDI-C6 layer between fullerene and BCP layers enhances the power conversion efficiency to 2.5%, an improvement of 32% over devices without PTCDI-C6 layer. The enhancement in device performance by insertion of PTCDI-C6 is attributed to a reduction in series resistance due to promoted metal migration into BCP and optimized optical interference effects in multilayered devices. © 2010 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge useful discussions with Dr. Parul Dhagat, Dr. Madhusudan Singh, and Dr. Xiaohui Yang, and thank the Advanced Photovoltaics Center and the National Science Foundation for the partial support of this work (CBET-0756148). H.M.H and G.E.J. also acknowledge the Graduate School of Modern Optics and Photonics and the FiDiPro of Finland for their support.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectBathocuproineen
dc.subjectExciton blocking layeren
dc.subjectOrganic solar cellsen
dc.subjectPerylene derivativeen
dc.titleEnhancement of device performance of organic solar cells by an interfacial perylene derivative layeren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfacesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Arizona State University, 7700 South River Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85284, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, 90014 Oulun Yliopisto, Finlanden
dc.contributor.institutionAdvanced Photovoltaics Center, Arizona State University, 7700 South River Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85284, United Statesen
kaust.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
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