Design of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597946
Title:
Design of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells
Authors:
Sergeant, Nicholas P.; Hadipour, Afshin; Niesen, Bjoern; Cheyns, David; Heremans, Paul; Peumans, Peter; Rand, Barry P.
Abstract:
The use of an ITO-free MoO 3/Ag/MoO 3 anode to control the photon harvesting in PCDTBT:PC 70BM solar cells is proposed. At first sight, the fact that these anodes possess reduced far-field transmission compared to ITO may seem to be a disadvantage. But, despite this, we show that by carefully tuning the resonant optical cavity we can enhance the external quantum efficiency close to the band edge of PCDTBT, resulting in high photocurrent and power conversion efficiency on par with ITO. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Citation:
Sergeant NP, Hadipour A, Niesen B, Cheyns D, Heremans P, et al. (2012) Design of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Materials 24: 728–732. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201104273.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Materials
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-015-21
Issue Date:
3-Jan-2012
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201104273
PubMed ID:
22213161
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0935-9648
Sponsors:
We would like to thank St Jean Photochemicals (Montreal, CA, USA) for providing the PCDTBT polymer. This publication was partially based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors thank Prof. M.D. McGehee, Dr. P. Catrysse and Prof. S. Fan for insightful discussions. N.P.S. acknowledges the financial support as a Francqui fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.
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dc.contributor.authorSergeant, Nicholas P.en
dc.contributor.authorHadipour, Afshinen
dc.contributor.authorNiesen, Bjoernen
dc.contributor.authorCheyns, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorHeremans, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorPeumans, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorRand, Barry P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:59:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:59:21Zen
dc.date.issued2012-01-03en
dc.identifier.citationSergeant NP, Hadipour A, Niesen B, Cheyns D, Heremans P, et al. (2012) Design of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Materials 24: 728–732. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201104273.en
dc.identifier.issn0935-9648en
dc.identifier.pmid22213161en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adma.201104273en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597946en
dc.description.abstractThe use of an ITO-free MoO 3/Ag/MoO 3 anode to control the photon harvesting in PCDTBT:PC 70BM solar cells is proposed. At first sight, the fact that these anodes possess reduced far-field transmission compared to ITO may seem to be a disadvantage. But, despite this, we show that by carefully tuning the resonant optical cavity we can enhance the external quantum efficiency close to the band edge of PCDTBT, resulting in high photocurrent and power conversion efficiency on par with ITO. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank St Jean Photochemicals (Montreal, CA, USA) for providing the PCDTBT polymer. This publication was partially based on work supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) (Award No KUS-C1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors thank Prof. M.D. McGehee, Dr. P. Catrysse and Prof. S. Fan for insightful discussions. N.P.S. acknowledges the financial support as a Francqui fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectlight-trappingen
dc.subjectorganic solar cellsen
dc.subjectphotonicsen
dc.subjectsilveren
dc.subjecttransparent conductorsen
dc.titleDesign of Transparent Anodes for Resonant Cavity Enhanced Light Harvesting in Organic Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionInteruniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven, Leuven, Belgiumen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-015-21en
kaust.grant.fundedcenterCenter for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP)en

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