Direct growth of metal sulfide nanoparticle networks in solid-state polymer films for hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells

Simon Dowland, Thierry Lutz, Alexander Ward, Simon P King, Anna Sudlow, Michael Hill, Kieran C Molloy, Saif A Haque

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Abstract

Hybrid metal sulfide/polymer solar cell active layers are fabricated employing an approach based upon the in-situ thermal decomposition of a single source metal xanthate precursor in a semiconducting polymer film. The nanomorphology of the film, the charge photogeneration yield at the donor-acceptor heterojunction and device performance are shown to be dependent upon the annealing temperature. Photovoltaic devices based upon such layers are shown to exhibit power conversion efficiencies of 2.2% under AM1.5 solar illumination thus demonstrating the potential of such nanocomposite films for photovoltaic device applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2739-2744
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number24
Early online date25 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2011

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