Polymer solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency using nanomaterials and laser techniques

K. Abid Hubeatir, F. Kamil, A. A. Al-Amiery, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum, Abu Bakar Mohamad

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Abstract

Organic solar cells are photovoltaic cells and a type of green energy source with great potential application due to low production costs and mechanical flexibility. This study focused on the study of the electrical, optical and structure properties of polymer solar cells (PSCs) with many layers using newly synthesised polyimine. The molecular structure of the polyimine was characterised by Fourier transformation infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies as well as thermogravimetric analysis. The incorporated Al2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) in the active layer of the PSCs increased the absorbance of the polymer. Solar cells were constructed with a suitable coating and good efficiency using a spin-coating technique, and the efficiency was enhanced using a laser. The efficiencies of the PSCs that contain Al2O3 NPs before using a laser at 3.7% and after using a laser at 5.6% as well as the PSCs that contain TiO2 before using a laser at 10.052 and 12.3% were investigated. Importantly, this study provides a new approach for enhancing the performance of PSCs using nanomaterials and laser techniques

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalMaterials Technology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Aug 2016

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Nanostructured materials
Conversion efficiency
solar cells
Lasers
polymers
lasers
Nanoparticles
Coating techniques
Photovoltaic cells
Spin coating
nanoparticles
production costs
photovoltaic cells
Fourier transformation
Molecular structure
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
magnetic resonance spectroscopy
energy sources
Thermogravimetric analysis
Solar cells

Keywords

  • laser techniques
  • nanomaterials
  • Polyimine
  • solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Abid Hubeatir, K., Kamil, F., Al-Amiery, A. A., Kadhum, A. A. H., & Mohamad, A. B. (Accepted/In press). Polymer solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency using nanomaterials and laser techniques. Materials Technology, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/10667857.2016.1215080

Polymer solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency using nanomaterials and laser techniques. / Abid Hubeatir, K.; Kamil, F.; Al-Amiery, A. A.; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H.; Mohamad, Abu Bakar.

In: Materials Technology, 24.08.2016, p. 1-20.

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Abid Hubeatir, K. ; Kamil, F. ; Al-Amiery, A. A. ; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H. ; Mohamad, Abu Bakar. / Polymer solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency using nanomaterials and laser techniques. In: Materials Technology. 2016 ; pp. 1-20.
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