Influence of poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethyl)-hexyloxy-p-phenylene vinylene): (6,6)-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester blend ratio on the performance of inverted type organic solar cells based on Eosin-Y-coated ZnO nanorod arrays

Riski Titian Ginting, Chi Chin Yap, Muhammad Yahaya, Muhamad Mat Salleh

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Abstract

The influence of poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethyl)-hexyloxy-p-phenylene vinylene) (MEH-PPV) and (6,6)-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) weight ratio on the photovoltaic performance of inverted type organic solar cell based on Eosin-Y-coated ZnO nanorods has been investigated. Experimental results showed that the photovoltaic performance improved with weight ratio of MEH-PPV:PCBM from 1:1 to 1:3 due to better percolation pathway for electron transport and enhanced infiltration of polymer blend into interspace of Eosin-Y-coated ZnO nanorods. However, the overall performance started to decrease at weight ratio of 1:4 due to the aggregation of PCBM clusters which results in poor polymer blend infiltration. The optimum device at weight ratio of 1:3 exhibited short circuit current density of 3.95 ± 0.10 mA cm- 2, open circuit voltage of 0.53 ± 0.03 V, fill factor of 0.50 ± 0.03, and power conversion efficiency of 1.02 ± 0.07 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume536
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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Butyric Acid
butyric acid
Polymer blends
Eosine Yellowish-(YS)
Nanorods
Infiltration
nanorods
esters
Esters
solar cells
polymer blends
Open circuit voltage
infiltration
Short circuit currents
Conversion efficiency
Current density
Agglomeration
short circuit currents
open circuit voltage

Keywords

  • Blend ratio
  • Inverted structure
  • MEH-PPV:PCBM
  • Nanorods
  • Organic solar cell
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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