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dc.contributor.authorBlack, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorSalaoru, Iuliaen
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Shashien
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-03T09:35:56Z
dc.date.available2014-12-03T09:35:56Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-02
dc.identifier.citationBlack, D., Salaoru, I. and Paul, S. (2014) Route to enhance the efficiency of organic photovoltaic solar cells - by adding ferroelectric nanoparticles to P3HT/PCBM admixture. EPJ Photovoltaics, 5, art no. 50403en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/10514
dc.description.abstractWe have demonstrated that by adding ferroelectric nanoparticles to poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]-phenyl-C 61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) photovoltaic devices the relative efficiency can be increased compared to the same blend without these nanoparticles. In this work samples of 20 mg/ml concentrations of P3HT and PCBM were prepared in a 1:1 ratio and the samples prepared using ferroelectric barium titanate (BT) and strontium titanate (ST) nanoparticles in a 1:1:0.5 ratio. The samples were spin coated onto ITO coated glass with a layer of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). A top electrode of aluminium 1 cm^2 was deposited. The current-voltage characteristics of the devices were determined using a solar simulator and the absorption characteristics by UV-Vis spec-troscopy. The samples with BT and ST exhibited increased absorption around 490 nm and increased open circuit voltage and short circuit current compared to the control P3HT/PCBM sample. The possible mechanism that helps to understand the increase in open circuit voltage and short circuit current is also proposed in this work.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEDP Sciencesen
dc.subjectOrganic Photovoltaicen
dc.subjectABO3 compoundsen
dc.subjectPervoskite Photovoltaic admixtureen
dc.subjectDebye lengthen
dc.titleRoute to enhance the efficiency of organic photovoltaic solar cells - by adding ferroelectric nanoparticles to P3HT/PCBM admixtureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1051/epjpv/2014010
dc.researchgroupEmerging Technologies Research Centreen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderDTA studentship funded by EPSRCen
dc.projectidOrganic Photovoltaic Solar Cellsen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Engineering Sciences (IES)en


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