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Ambipolar organic semiconductor blends for photovoltaic cells
Author(s): Andreas Opitz; Markus Bronner; Julia Wagner; Marcel Götzenbrugger; Wolfgang Brütting
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Paper Abstract

One material system of interest for photovoltaic cells is the combination of the p-conducting copper-phthalo-cyanine (CuPc) and the n-conducting fullerene (C60) as donor and acceptor materials, respectively. Therefore the transport properties for diodes containing neat and blended organic films are analysed in the space charge limited current regime. The charge carrier mobilities are found to decrease upon dilution of the respective conducting phase by the other species. Photovoltaic cells can be realised with bilayered or blended organic donor/acceptor films. The influence of both photo-active layer types on the electronic structure and the open circuit voltage is investigated. From photoelectron spectroscopy a higher open circuit voltage is predicted for bilayered solar cells. Due to mixing of the organic materials the intermolecular gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital of the donor and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of the acceptor is reduced. This prediction is proven true by photocurrent measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7002, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II, 70020J (5 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780998
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Opitz, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)
Markus Bronner, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)
Julia Wagner, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)
Marcel Götzenbrugger, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)
Wolfgang Brütting, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7002:
Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II
Andreas Gombert, Editor(s)

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