Characteristics of organic solar cells with various cathodes and n-type organic semiconductors

Jay Chang, Hong Long Cheng, Shyh Jiun Liu, Szu Yu Lin, Fu Ching Tang, Jen Sue Chen, Steve Lien Chung Hsu, Yu Jen Wang, Wei Yang Chou

研究成果: Conference contribution


The influence of the cathode electrode on the characteristics of pentacene/perylene derivatives based organic solar cells was analysed by means of absorption, photoluminescence, and X-ray spectroscopies. We report the characteristics of a series of organic solar cells fabricated with Al, Ag, and Au electrodes for the interface between metals and organic semiconductors, which play a central role in the physics of organic solar cells. Donor and acceptor layers of a solar cell were pentacene and N,N′-dioctyl-3,4,9,10- perylenetetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI-8C) and N,N′-ditridecyl-3,4,9,10- perylene-tetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI-13C) respectively. Two organic solar cells with pentacene/PTCDI-8C and pentacene/PTCDI-13C heterojunctions as active layers were fabricated to compare the influence of power conversion efficiency among perylene derivatives with various numbers of carbon molecules by means of J-V measurements. Under the sunlight simulator with an AM1.5G filter and power of 100 mW/cm2, the solar cells of the pentacene/PTCDI-13C heterojunction with the Ag cathode had J-V characteristics of short-circuit current density of 0.415 mA/cm2, open-circuit voltage of 0.413 V, fill factor of 0.55, and power conversion efficiency of 0.1%, which were better than those of the pentacene/PTCDI-8C heterojunction. Moreover, according to the thin film analysis, the PTCDI-13C thin film's excitons at the interface of the heterojunction for dissociation were more, and the probability of radiative recombination of the electron-hole pair was less than for the PTCDI-8C. The PTCDI-13C thin-film possessed better carrier mobility than PTCDI-8C. Therefore, we could conclude that the factors mentioned above are keys to the pentacene/PTCDI-13C-based solar cells' better power conversion efficiency. The carrier transportation mechanism of these solar cells is discussed clearly.

主出版物標題Photovoltaic Cell and Module Technologies II
出版狀態Published - 2008
事件Photovoltaic Cell and Module Technologies II - San Diego, CA, United States
持續時間: 2008 8月 102008 8月 11


名字Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherPhotovoltaic Cell and Module Technologies II
國家/地區United States
城市San Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子、光磁材料
  • 凝聚態物理學
  • 電腦科學應用
  • 應用數學
  • 電氣與電子工程


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