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P3HT/PCBM/SWNTs photovoltaic devices
Author(s): Emmanuel Kymakis; Emmanuel Koudoumas
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that the introduction of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes SWNTs in bulk heterojunction polymer-fullerene photovoltaic devices results in an improvement of both the short circuit current density and the fill factor. An optimum performance with a power conversion efficiency of 1.4% is obtained with 0.5 wt% of SWNTs in a (1:1) P3HT/PCBM mixture. The results indicate that the addition of nanotubes enhances the performance of polymerfullerene photovoltaic cells by means of both the electron accepting feature of fullerenes and the high electron transport capability of SWNTs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6999, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III, 69991N (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782785
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Emmanuel Kymakis, Technological Education Institute of Crete (Greece)
Emmanuel Koudoumas, Technological Education Institute of Crete (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6999:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Eric A. Meulenkamp, Editor(s)

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