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Fluoropolymer indium-tin-oxide buffer layers for improved power conversion in organic photovoltaics

Kang, B, Tan, LW and Silva, SRP (2008) Fluoropolymer indium-tin-oxide buffer layers for improved power conversion in organic photovoltaics APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 93 (13), ARTN 1.

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Abstract

We investigate the effects of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) on poly (3-hexylthiophene): phenyl-C61- butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) based organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices by inserting thermally evaporated PTFE films between indium-tin-oxide (ITO) and P3HT: PCBM layers. Significant improvement in terms of open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and thereby in its commensurate power conversion efficiency is achieved compared to devices with poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrene-sulfonate) layers. The OPVs performance enhancement is attributed to the formation of an artificial dipole layer resulting from the rich, negatively charged fluorine that facilitates the hole extraction process. This result shows the high potential of PTFE as a low cost and stable ITO buffer layer for OPV devices

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors : Kang, B, Tan, LW and Silva, SRP
Date : 29 September 2008
DOI : 10.1063/1.2983742
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, PHYSICS, APPLIED, POLYMER SOLAR-CELLS, LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODES, PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTROSCOPY, FILMS, POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE
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The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 93 (13) 133302 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2983742 B. LANG, L. W. TANG, S. R. P. SILVA., Appl. Phys.Lett. 93, 133302 (2008)

Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 26 Nov 2012 09:57
Last Modified : 24 Mar 2020 13:04
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/735961

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