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Title: Enhanced conversion efficiency for Si nanowire–organic hybrid solar cells through the incorporation of organic small molecule
Authors: He, Lining
Jiang, Changyun
Lai, Donny
Wang, Hao
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Source: He, L., Jiang, C., Lai, D., Wang, H., & Rusli (2012). Enhanced Conversion Efficiency for Si Nanowire–Organic Hybrid Solar Cells through the Incorporation of Organic Small Molecule. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51.
Series/Report no.: Japanese journal of applied physics
Abstract: We demonstrate high-efficiency hybrid solar cells based on heterojunctions formed between n-type silicon nanowires (SiNWs) and p-type organic semiconductors fabricated using a simple solution-based approach. Two types of devices have been fabricated with different organic materials used, namely poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and a small molecule, 2,2',7,7'-tetrakis(N,N-di-4-methoxyphenylamino)-9,9'-spirobifluorene (Spiro-OMeTAD). The cells are characterized and compared in terms of their physical characteristics and photovoltaic performance. Using SiNWs of the same length of 0.35 µm, it is found that the SiNWs/Spiro cells exhibit a power conversion efficiency of 10.3%, which is higher than the 7.7% of SiNWs/PEDOT cells. The results are interpreted in terms of the ability of the two organic semiconductors to fill the gaps between the SiNWs and the optical reflectance of the samples. The degradation of the SiNWs/Spiro cells is also studied and presented.
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.51.10NE36
Rights: © 2012 The Japan Society of Applied Physics.
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