Spray deposited gallium doped zinc oxide (GZO) thin film as the electron transport layer in inverted organic solar cells
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Embargo End Date2024
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AbstractThe electric field-assisted spray deposition of highly conducting and transparent gallium doped zinc oxide (GZO) films, with noticeable improvement in optical, structural, and electrical properties, is reported for application in organic photovoltaics with superior device performance. The GZO films deposited with applied voltages of 0 and 2000V to the nozzle exhibited an improved electrical resistivity of ∼1.8 × 10−3 Ω-cm and a transmittance (in the visible region) of over 80% for the films deposited under electric field, which can be used as electron transport layer (ETL) in inverted organic solar cells (IOSCs- ITO/GZO/PTB7:PC71BM/MoO3/Ag). Improved photovoltaic performance (power conversion efficiency: 6.5%) is obtained for the IOSC devices fabricated GZO ETL with the applied voltage of 2000V in comparison to the device fabricated using GZO ETL with the applied voltage = 0V (power conversion efficiency: 5.8%).
CitationSwami, S. K., Chaturvedi, N., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Garg, A., & Dutta, V. (2022). Spray deposited gallium doped zinc oxide (GZO) thin film as the electron transport layer in inverted organic solar cells. Solar Energy, 231, 458–463. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2021.12.002
SponsorsDr. Sanjay Kumar Swami wants to thank the Department of Science and Technology-India for Inspire Faculty award. The authors also acknowledge the financial support from the projects APEX (DST, India) and GCRF SUNRISE (EPSRC, UK).