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Title: Structural and electronic properties of 2,2′,6,6′-tetraphenyl-dipyranylidene and its use as a hole-collecting interfacial layer in organic solar cells
Authors: Courté, Marc Patrick
Alaaeddine, M.
Barth, V.
Tortech, L.
Fichou, Denis
Keywords: Interfacial Layers
Organic Solar Cells
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Courté, M. P., Alaaeddine, M., Barth, V., Tortech, L., & Fichou, D. (2017). Structural and electronic properties of 2,2′,6,6′-tetraphenyl-dipyranylidene and its use as a hole-collecting interfacial layer in organic solar cells. Dyes and Pigments, 141, 487-492.
Series/Report no.: Dyes and Pigments
Abstract: The accumulation of positive charges at the anodic interface considerably limits the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells based on polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunctions (BHJs). Interfacial layers (IFLs) such as PEDOT:PSS improve charge injection but have no effect on the unbalanced electron/hole transport across the BHJ. We report here the use of 2,2′,6,6′-tetraphenyl-dipyranylidene (DIPO-Ph4), a planar quinoïd compound, as an efficient anodic IFL in organic solar cells based on BHJs made of poly(3-hexylthiophene)/[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric-acid-methyl-ester (P3HT:PCBM). When deposited under vacuum onto a glass substrate, DIPO-Ph4 thin films are constituted of densely packed and vertically aligned crystalline needles. Current-sensing atomic force microscopy (CS-AFM) reveals a considerable increase of the hole-carrying pathways in DIPO-Ph4 thin films as compare to PEDOT:PSS, thus revealing their hole transporting/electron blocking properties. Inserting a 10 nm thick IFL of DIPO-Ph4 in combination with a 5 nm thick PEDOT:PSS between the ITO electrode and the P3HT:PCBM film leads to photocurrent densities up to 11.5 mA/cm2 under AM 1.5G and conversion efficiencies up to 4.6%, that is substantially higher than PEDOT:PSS-only devices.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/86268
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/44002
ISSN: 0143-7208
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2017.03.002
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
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