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Photovoltaic devices created from electrodeposited nano-textured poly(thiophene) films
Author(s): Judith L. Jenkins; Erin L. Ratcliff; R. Clayton Shallcross; Jeffrey L. Head; Neal R. Armstrong
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Paper Abstract

Polythiophene films can be electrodeposited on modified ITO substrates, textured to increase their active surface area, doped to enhance charge transport, and then interfaced with C60 thin films to create "planar heterojunction" photovoltaic devices with power conversion efficiencies up to 1%. Preliminary results indicate that these electrodeposited films (e-P3HT) modified with appropriate ligands can serve as hosts for semi-conducting nanoparticles (CdSe NPs). These NPs may ultimately extend the device spectral sensitivity into the red and near-IR spectral regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7047, Nanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics, 70470J (11 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795482
Show Author Affiliations
Judith L. Jenkins, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Erin L. Ratcliff, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
R. Clayton Shallcross, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jeffrey L. Head, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Neal R. Armstrong, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7047:
Nanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics
Loucas Tsakalakos, Editor(s)

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