Improvement in photovoltaic performance of anthracene-containing PPE-PPV polymer-based bulk heterojunction solar cells with silver nanoparticles


TORE N., PARLAK E. A. , TUMAY T. A. , KAVAK P. , SARIOGLAN S., BOZAR S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, cilt.16, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11051-014-2298-1
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH

Özet

In this study, we investigated the effect of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in the active layer of anthracene-containing poly(p-phenylene-ethynylene)-alt-poly(p-phenylene-vinylene):phenyl-C-61-butyric acid methyl ester (AnE-PVstat:PCBM)-based bulk heterojunction solar cells. By incorporating Ag NPs of 6 nm in diameter, the power conversion efficiency of AnE-PVstat:PCBM solar cells was improved to 3.10 % from a value of 2.46 % for the solar cells fabricated without nanoparticles. Moreover, ISOS-L-1 stability test showed that the lifetime of the cells was also significantly improved by doping Ag NPs into the active layer.