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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2739-2744
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number24
Early online date25 Apr 2011
DOIs
StatusPublished - 24 Jun 2011

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Sulfides
Polymer films
Metals
Semiconducting films
Semiconducting polymers
Nanoparticles
Nanocomposite films
Conversion efficiency
Heterojunctions
Pyrolysis
Lighting
Annealing
Temperature
Organic solar cells
Polymer solar cells

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Direct growth of metal sulfide nanoparticle networks in solid-state polymer films for hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells. / Dowland, Simon; Lutz, Thierry; Ward, Alexander; King, Simon P; Sudlow, Anna; Hill, Michael; Molloy, Kieran C; Haque, Saif A.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 23, No. 24, 24.06.2011, p. 2739-2744.

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Dowland, S, Lutz, T, Ward, A, King, SP, Sudlow, A, Hill, M, Molloy, KC & Haque, SA 2011, 'Direct growth of metal sulfide nanoparticle networks in solid-state polymer films for hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells' Advanced Materials, vol. 23, no. 24, pp. 2739-2744. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100625
Dowland, Simon ; Lutz, Thierry ; Ward, Alexander ; King, Simon P ; Sudlow, Anna ; Hill, Michael ; Molloy, Kieran C ; Haque, Saif A. / Direct growth of metal sulfide nanoparticle networks in solid-state polymer films for hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells. In: Advanced Materials. 2011 ; Vol. 23, No. 24. pp. 2739-2744
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