Nanoimprinting-induced efficiency enhancement in organic solar cells

Wei-Yang Chou, Jay Chang, Chia Te Yen, Fu-Ching Tang, Horng-Long Cheng, Ming Hua Chang, Lien-Chung Hsu, Jen-Sue Chen, Yung-Chun Lee

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Abstract

The performance of bilayer heterojunction, pentacene and perylene tetracarboxylic diimide organic solar cells (OSC) is dramatically enhanced by performing nanoimprinting on the hole transport layer in which poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) nanogratings are built. A standard OSC embeded with PEDOT:PSS gratings enables photocarriers to move toward electrodes. In particular, the visualization of morphologies for these heterojunction layers reveals pillar-like grains that are induced by the geometric effect of PEDOT:PSS gratings. Toghther with analyzing absorption and time-resolved photoluminescence spectra, a consistent correlation between OSC performance, photophysical data, and pillar-like morphology has been obtained for the device with imprinted PEDOT:PSS nanogratings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183108
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 31

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Nanoimprinting-induced efficiency enhancement in organic solar cells. / Chou, Wei-Yang; Chang, Jay; Yen, Chia Te; Tang, Fu-Ching; Cheng, Horng-Long; Chang, Ming Hua; Hsu, Lien-Chung; Chen, Jen-Sue; Lee, Yung-Chun.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 99, No. 18, 183108, 31.10.2011.

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