The effect of chiral liquid crystalline compound on P3HT:C60 bilayer solar cells


CANLI N., Bilgin-Eran B. , GÜNEŞ S.

OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, vol.8, no.5-6, pp.598-602, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5-6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-602
  • Keywords: Polymer solar cells, Liquid crystal, Organic solar cells, Conjugated polymers, POSTPRODUCTION TREATMENT, POLYMER, PERFORMANCE

Abstract

We have investigated the effect of chiral (S)-5-octyloxy-2-[{4-(2-methylbuthoxy)-phenylimino}-methyl]phenol Liquid Crystalline Compound (LCC) addition into P3HT:C60 solar cells. Based on current-voltage characteristics, the efficiency of devices with liquid crystal is found to be higher than that of devices from pristine blends of P3HT:C60. Significant improvements have been achieved by using this liquid crystal additive.