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Organic photovoltaic cells containing discotic liquid crystalline phthalocyanines
Author(s): Seunghyup Yoo; Benoit Domercq; Carrie L Donley; Chet Carter; Wei Xia; Britt A Minch; David F O'Brien; Neal R Armstrong; Bernard Kippelen
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Paper Abstract

We report on the photovoltaic properties of solar cells containing a new discotic liquid crystalline material (DL-CuPc) based on copper phthalocyanine. In addition to being soluble, these materials can self-organize into highly ordered structures which can lead to good transport properties that can potentially be superior to those of amorphous materials. Increase in short-circuit current density and fill factor was obtained by thermal annealing of spin-coated DL-CuPc layer in bi-layer solar cells based on junction between DL-CuPc and C60. These improvements are explained by change in structure and morphology upon thermal annealing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5215, Organic Photovoltaics IV, (6 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506470
Show Author Affiliations
Seunghyup Yoo, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Benoit Domercq, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Carrie L Donley, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Chet Carter, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Wei Xia, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Britt A Minch, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David F O'Brien, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Neal R Armstrong, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Bernard Kippelen, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5215:
Organic Photovoltaics IV
Zakya H. Kafafi; Paul A. Lane, Editor(s)

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