An efficient organic inverted solar cell with AnE-PVstat:PCBM active layer and V2O5/Al anode layer

Kosemen A., Tore N., Parlak E. A., Kosemen Z. A., Ulbricht C., Usluer O., ...More

SOLAR ENERGY, vol.99, pp.88-94, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solener.2013.10.039
  • Journal Name: SOLAR ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-94
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


An inverted organic solar cell, which is based on anthcene-containing poly (p-phenylene-ethynylene)-alt-poly(p-phenylene-vinylene) (PPE-PPV) polymer (AnE-PVstat) and phenyl C-61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM), was fabricated with Titanium dioxide (TiO2) electron transport layer and V2O5/Al anode layer. In this study, we have investigated the effect of V2O5 thickness on solar cell efficiency. Power conversion efficiency of 3.26% has been achieved for 15 nm V2O5 layer. The lifetime of the cell was investigated using ISOS-L-1. The test indicated that the durability of the solar cell, which is designed in ITO/TiO2/AnE-PVstat:PCBM/V2O5 (15 nm)/Al configuration, is 99% under standard solar irradiation of 100 mW/cm(2) (AM 1.5 G) at ambient conditions for 24 h. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.