Precursor route poly(thienylene vinylene) for organic solar cells: Photophysics and photovoltaic performance


Nguyen L. H. , Guenes S. , Neugebauer H., Sariciftci N. S. , Banishoeib F., Henckens A., ...More

SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, vol.90, no.17, pp.2815-2828, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solmat.2006.04.005
  • Title of Journal : SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2815-2828

Abstract

Photophysical studies and photovoltaic devices on a low bandgap, high-charge carrier mobility poly(thienylene vinylene) (PTV), prepared from a soluble precursor polymer synthesised via the "dithiocarbamate route", are reported. In composites with an electron acceptor ([6,6]-phenyl C-61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), a soluble fullerene derivative), photoinduced absorption characteristic for charged excitations together with photoluminescence quenching are observed indicating photoinduced electron transfer. The "bulk heterojunction" photovoltaic devices using PTV and PCBM composites show short-circuit currents up to 4 mA/cm(2) under AM 1.5 white-light illumination. The photocurrent spectrum of the photovoltaic device shows an onset about 1.65eV (750nm), which corresponds to the absorption spectrum of the polymer. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.