Effect of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted type organic bulk heterojunction solar cell based on Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays

Muhammad Yahaya, Chi Chin Yap, Muhamad Mat Salleh

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Abstract

The effects of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted bulk heterojunction organic solar cells based on a blend of poly[2-methoxy-5-(2- ethylhexyloxy)-1,4- phenylenevinylene] (MEHPPV) as donor and (6,6)-phenyl-C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) as acceptor with a structure of FTO/Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays/MEHPPV:PCBM/Au utilizing ZnO nanorod arrays as electron collecting layer and gold as a hole collecting electrode were investigated. ZnO nanorod arrays were grown on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass substrates which were pre-coated with ZnO nanoparticles using a low temperature chemical solution method. The ZnO nanorods-coated FTO substrates were immersed in the Eosin-Y dye solution at 60 oC for 15, 60 and 120 min. The power conversion efficiency of the solar cell increased with dye coating duration and reached an optimum value at dye coating duration of 60 min. The device with dye coating duration of 60 min exhibited the highest power conversion efficiency of 5.05 x 10-4 % with short circuit current density of 9.95 μA/cm2, open circuit voltage of 0.18 V and fill factor of 28%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages1137-1142
Number of pages6
Volume110-116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011 - Bangkok
Duration: 29 Jul 201131 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume110-116
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011
CityBangkok
Period29/7/1131/7/11

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Nanorods
Heterojunctions
Solar cells
Dyes
Coatings
Tin oxides
Fluorine
Butyric acid
Conversion efficiency
Esters
Open circuit voltage
Substrates
Short circuit currents
Current density
Gold
Nanoparticles
Glass
Electrodes
Electrons
Temperature

Keywords

  • Bulk heterojunction
  • Dye
  • Eosin-Y
  • Organic solar cell
  • ZnO nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Yahaya, M., Yap, C. C., & Mat Salleh, M. (2012). Effect of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted type organic bulk heterojunction solar cell based on Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 110-116, pp. 1137-1142). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 110-116). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.1137

Effect of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted type organic bulk heterojunction solar cell based on Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays. / Yahaya, Muhammad; Yap, Chi Chin; Mat Salleh, Muhamad.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 110-116 2012. p. 1137-1142 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 110-116).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yahaya, M, Yap, CC & Mat Salleh, M 2012, Effect of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted type organic bulk heterojunction solar cell based on Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 110-116, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 110-116, pp. 1137-1142, 2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2011, Bangkok, 29/7/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.1137
Yahaya, Muhammad ; Yap, Chi Chin ; Mat Salleh, Muhamad. / Effect of dye coating duration on the performance of inverted type organic bulk heterojunction solar cell based on Eosin-Y coated ZnO nanorod arrays. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 110-116 2012. pp. 1137-1142 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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