Charge separation and transport in ZnO nanostructures/Polymer:TiO2 hybrid solar cell

Yun Yue Lin, Tsung Hung Chu, Chun Wei Chen, Wei Fang Su, Chih Cheng Lin, Chen Hao Ku, Jih-Jen Wu, Cheng Hsuan Chen

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Abstract

This paper aims to propose a 3D nanostructured organic-inorganic hybrid photovoltaic device based on the ZnO nanostructures/poly(3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT) :TiO2 nanorods hybrids by solution processes at low temperature. An array of ZnO nanorods with a larger size of ∼50 nm in diameter and ∼180 nm in length are grown to provide direct pathways for efficient charge collection. TiO2 nanorods with a size of ∼5 nm in diameter and ∼20-30 nm in length are incorporated into polymer to facilitate charge separation and transport by providing increased interfacial area and more effective transport pathway. The device performance with the inclusion of TiO2 nanorods exhibits a seven times increase in the short circuit current with respect to that without TiO2 nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photovoltaics VIII
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventOrganic Photovoltaics VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Aug 282007 Aug 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6656
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOrganic Photovoltaics VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period07-08-2807-08-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lin, Y. Y., Chu, T. H., Chen, C. W., Su, W. F., Lin, C. C., Ku, C. H., Wu, J-J., & Chen, C. H. (2007). Charge separation and transport in ZnO nanostructures/Polymer:TiO2 hybrid solar cell. In Organic Photovoltaics VIII [66560B] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6656). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.733378