Polymer-Perylene Diimide Heterojunction Solar Cells

A. J. Breeze, A. Salomon, D. S. Ginley, B. A. Gregg, H. Tillmann, H. H. Hörhold

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Thin-film small molecule/polymer hybrid bilayer photovoltaic cells have been constructed, exhibiting power conversion efficiencies of 0.71% under 80 mW/cm2 white light illumination. The parameters influencing the photovoltage of these devices are explored by reversing the order of the photoactive layers while maintaining the same electrode configuration. It has been found that the properties of the organic photoactive layers play an important role in determining the direction of current flow and the photovoltage of the device. Comparison is made to analogous pure small molecule bilayer devices, and conclusions about some of the factors influencing device efficiency are drawn. It has been shown that ordering of the band offsets of the two organic materials plays an important role in determining the polarity of the photocurrent and the photovoltage of the device.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3085-3087
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-590-32368


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