Plasmonic Au nanoparticles for enhanced broadband light absorption in inverted organic photovoltaic devices by plasma assisted physical vapour deposition

KUMAR, Vikas and WANG, Heming (2013). Plasmonic Au nanoparticles for enhanced broadband light absorption in inverted organic photovoltaic devices by plasma assisted physical vapour deposition. Organic Electronics, 14 (2), 560-568.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2012.11.027
Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.orgel.2012.11.027

Abstract

We use a low vacuum plasma assisted physical vapour deposition (PAPVD) method to deposit a Au nanoparticles (NPs) thin film onto the poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) : poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) layer in inverted poly(3-hexylthiophene) : [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methylester (P3HT:PCBM) organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. The Au NPs that incorporated into the PEDOT:PSS layer and reached to the active P3HT:PCBM layer can provide significant plasmonic broadband light absorption enhancement to the active layer. An approximately 50 to 90% improvement in short-circuit current density and in power convention efficiency has been achieved compared with those OPV devices without the plasmonic light absorption enhancement. This technique can be adopted and easily fit into most OPV device fabrication processes without changing other layers' processing methods, morphologies, and properties.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Corrosion Technology
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.orgel.2012.11.027
Depositing User: Heming Wang
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 15:55
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 15:53
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6572

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