Ferrocenyl Phthalocyanine as Donor in Non-Poly(3-hexylthiophen-2,5-diyl) Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell

Nar I., Atsay A., ALTINDAL A. , Hamuryudan E., Koçak M., Guel A.

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, cilt.24, sa.27, ss.6946-6949, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/chem.201801340
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6946-6949


Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells might one day play a vital role in realizing low-cost and environmentally benign photovoltaic devices. In this work, a BHJ solar cell was designed, based on a hexadeca-substituted phthalocyanine (FcPc) with ferrocenyl linked to the phthalocyanine ring. Next, we sought to obtain more quantitative information about the usability of this newly synthesized compound as a donor material in BHJ solar cells. Thus, BHJs with the structure of indium tin oxide/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)/FcPc:[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) blend/LiF/Al were fabricated and characterized. The effect of blend ratio (0.5-2.0) on the BHJ solar cell parameters was also investigated. Interesting results were obtained in FcPc and the PCBM blend-based BHJ solar cell under optimized conditions. Our results presented here demonstrate that BHJ devices employing FcPc as a donor has great potential for the development of highly efficient non-poly(3-hexylthiophen-2,5-diyl) photovoltaic devices.