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Interpenetrating multiwall carbon nanotube electrodes for organic solar cells

Miller, AJ, Hatton, RA and Silva, SRP (2006) Interpenetrating multiwall carbon nanotube electrodes for organic solar cells APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (13). ? - ?. ISSN 0003-6951


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Low concentrations of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) (similar to 1 wt %) uniformly distributed within the donor layer of a heterojunction organic solar cell are shown to be an effective means of greatly reducing cell series resistance without compromising cell shunt resistance, resulting in an increase in cell fill factor of 50-60%. By chemically functionalizing MWCNTs with polar surface moieties, it is also possible to manipulate device open circuit voltage. The results of this study demonstrate that MWCNTs have excellent potential as a versatile interpenetrating electrode material for organic solar cells.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, DEVICES, COMPOSITE
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:26

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