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Author Alias, M.S. ♦ Kamaruddin, S.A. ♦ Nafarizal, N. ♦ Sahdan, M.Z.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Electrodes ♦ Photovoltaic cells ♦ Zinc oxide ♦ Buffer layers ♦ Gold ♦ Performance evaluation ♦ open circuit voltage ♦ organic solar cell ♦ P3HT ♦ PCBM ♦ ZnO thickness
Abstract Organic solar cell is one of the fastest improving solar cells nowadays with improved power conversion efficiency approaching 10%. Here, we explore the performance of bulk heterojunction solar cell based on poly(3-hexyl thiophene) [P3HT] and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester [PCBM] by introducing ZnO nanoparticles buffer layer and appropriately tuning its energy level alignment by using different metal electrodes. The devices performance using two different high work function metal electrodes namely gold and platinum was investigated. The open circuit voltage $(V_{oc})$ was obviously changed using different metal electrodes. The device with Platinum electrode shows higher $V_{oc}$ (0.2535 V) than the device with gold electrode by a factor of ~2. However, the efficiency was slightly lower than the gold device.
Description Author affiliation: Microelectron. & Nanotechnol. Res. Center, Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia (Alias, M.S.; Kamaruddin, S.A.; Nafarizal, N.; Sahdan, M.Z.)
ISBN 9781479957606
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-08-27
Publisher Place Malaysia
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 5.18 MB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 416
Ending Page 419


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library