To improve the power conversion efficiency of polymer solar cells, the blended P3HT:PCBM:pentacene active layer was used to balance hole-electron mobility and roughen surface. Using space-charged-limited current model to analyze the hole-only devices and the electron-only devices, the P3HT:PCBM:pentacene (weight ratio = 1:0.8:0.09) active layer exhibited balance hole-electron mobility. Compared with the power conversion efficiency of 3.46% of the conventional polymer solar cells using P3HT:PCBM (1:0.8) active layer, the power conversion efficiency of 4.42% was obtained. In other words, the power conversion efficiency was improved about 27.5%.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering