Hybrid tandem quantum dot/organic photovoltaic cells with complementary near infrared absorption

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624882
Title:
Hybrid tandem quantum dot/organic photovoltaic cells with complementary near infrared absorption
Authors:
Kim, Taesoo ( 0000-0002-1121-2194 ) ; Palmiano, Elenita; Liang, Ru-Ze; Hu, Hanlin; Banavoth, Murali ( 0000-0002-7806-2274 ) ; Kirmani, Ahmad R.; Firdaus, Yuliar; Gao, Yangqin ( 0000-0002-2486-6621 ) ; Sheikh, Arif; Yuan, Mingjian; Mohammed, Omar F. ( 0000-0001-8500-1130 ) ; Hoogland, Sjoerd; Beaujuge, Pierre; Sargent, Edward H.; Amassian, Aram ( 0000-0002-5734-1194 )
Abstract:
Monolithically integrated hybrid tandem solar cells that effectively combine solution-processed colloidal quantum dot (CQD) and organic bulk heterojunction subcells to achieve tandem performance that surpasses the individual subcell efficiencies have not been demonstrated to date. In this work, we demonstrate hybrid tandem cells with a low bandgap PbS CQD subcell harvesting the visible and near-infrared photons and a polymer:fullerene—poly (diketopyrrolopyrrole-terthiophene) (PDPP3T):[6,6]-phenyl-C60-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM)—top cell absorbing effectively the red and near-infrared photons of the solar spectrum in a complementary fashion. The two subcells are connected in series via an interconnecting layer (ICL) composed of a metal oxide layer, a conjugated polyelectrolyte, and an ultrathin layer of Au. The ultrathin layer of Au forms nano-islands in the ICL, reducing the series resistance, increasing the shunt resistance, and enhancing the device fill-factor. The hybrid tandems reach a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.9%, significantly higher than the PCE of the corresponding individual single cells, representing one of the highest efficiencies reported to date for hybrid tandem solar cells based on CQD and polymer subcells.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Solar Center (KSC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Kim T, Palmiano E, Liang R-Z, Hu H, Murali B, et al. (2017) Hybrid tandem quantum dot/organic photovoltaic cells with complementary near infrared absorption. Applied Physics Letters 110: 223903. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4984023.
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Applied Physics Letters
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1063/1.4984023
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0003-6951; 1077-3118
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Part of this work was supported by the Competitive Research Grant (round 2, KAUST) and by the KAUST Solar Center's Competitive Research Fund (Project C3). E.H.S. acknowledges funding from the Ontario Research Fund.
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http://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4984023
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorKim, Taesooen
dc.contributor.authorPalmiano, Elenitaen
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Ru-Zeen
dc.contributor.authorHu, Hanlinen
dc.contributor.authorBanavoth, Muralien
dc.contributor.authorKirmani, Ahmad R.en
dc.contributor.authorFirdaus, Yuliaren
dc.contributor.authorGao, Yangqinen
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Arifen
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Mingjianen
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
dc.contributor.authorHoogland, Sjoerden
dc.contributor.authorBeaujuge, Pierreen
dc.contributor.authorSargent, Edward H.en
dc.contributor.authorAmassian, Aramen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T09:42:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-08T09:42:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-01en
dc.identifier.citationKim T, Palmiano E, Liang R-Z, Hu H, Murali B, et al. (2017) Hybrid tandem quantum dot/organic photovoltaic cells with complementary near infrared absorption. Applied Physics Letters 110: 223903. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4984023.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951en
dc.identifier.issn1077-3118en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4984023en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624882-
dc.description.abstractMonolithically integrated hybrid tandem solar cells that effectively combine solution-processed colloidal quantum dot (CQD) and organic bulk heterojunction subcells to achieve tandem performance that surpasses the individual subcell efficiencies have not been demonstrated to date. In this work, we demonstrate hybrid tandem cells with a low bandgap PbS CQD subcell harvesting the visible and near-infrared photons and a polymer:fullerene—poly (diketopyrrolopyrrole-terthiophene) (PDPP3T):[6,6]-phenyl-C60-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM)—top cell absorbing effectively the red and near-infrared photons of the solar spectrum in a complementary fashion. The two subcells are connected in series via an interconnecting layer (ICL) composed of a metal oxide layer, a conjugated polyelectrolyte, and an ultrathin layer of Au. The ultrathin layer of Au forms nano-islands in the ICL, reducing the series resistance, increasing the shunt resistance, and enhancing the device fill-factor. The hybrid tandems reach a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 7.9%, significantly higher than the PCE of the corresponding individual single cells, representing one of the highest efficiencies reported to date for hybrid tandem solar cells based on CQD and polymer subcells.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Part of this work was supported by the Competitive Research Grant (round 2, KAUST) and by the KAUST Solar Center's Competitive Research Fund (Project C3). E.H.S. acknowledges funding from the Ontario Research Fund.en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4984023en
dc.rightsThis article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters and may be found at http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984023.en
dc.titleHybrid tandem quantum dot/organic photovoltaic cells with complementary near infrared absorptionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Physics Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4, Canadaen
kaust.authorKim, Taesooen
kaust.authorLiang, Ru-Zeen
kaust.authorHu, Hanlinen
kaust.authorBanavoth, Muralien
kaust.authorKirmani, Ahmad R.en
kaust.authorFirdaus, Yuliaren
kaust.authorGao, Yangqinen
kaust.authorSheikh, Arifen
kaust.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
kaust.authorBeaujuge, Pierreen
kaust.authorAmassian, Aramen
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