Effects of annealing on polymer solar cells with high polythiophene- fullerene concentrations

Chiu Sheng Ho, E. Ling Huang, Wei Chou Hsu, Ching Sung Lee, Ying Nan Lai, Wen Hsuan Lai

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The effects of annealing at high temperatures on polymer solar cells consisting of conjugated poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and fullerene derivative [6,6]-phenyl-C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) composites with high concentrations of 3 and 5wt% are reported. As compared with as-casted samples, the optical intensity in absorption spectra for the 3wt% film was improved after annealing at temperatures of 110-150 °C, and the device made of 5wt% blend film after annealing at 150 °C demonstrated nearly sevenfold improvements in both short-circuit current density (Jsc) and power conversion efficiency (PCE).

Original languageEnglish
Article number04DK21
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number4 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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