Steering the Properties of MoOx Hole Transporting Layers in OPVs and OLEDs: Interface Morphology vs. Electronic Structure
AbstractThe identification, fine‐tuning, and process optimization of appropriate hole transporting layers (HTLs) for organic solar cells is indispensable for the production of efficient and sustainable functional devices. In this study, the optimization of a solution‐processed molybdenum oxide (MoOx) layer fabricated from a combustion precursor is carried out via the introduction of zirconium and tin additives. The evaluation of the output characteristics of both organic photovoltaic (OPV) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices demonstrates the beneficial influence upon the addition of the Zr and Sn ions compared to the generic MoOx precursor. A dopant effect in which the heteroatoms and the molybdenum oxide form a chemical identity with fundamentally different structural properties could not be observed, as the additives do not affect the molybdenum oxide composition or electronic band structure. An improved surface roughness due to a reduced crystallinity was found to be a key parameter leading to the superior performance of the devices employing modified HTLs. View Full-Text
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Marchal, W.; Verboven, I.; Kesters, J.; Moeremans, B.; De Dobbelaere, C.; Bonneux, G.; Elen, K.; Conings, B.; Maes, W.; Boyen, H.G.; Deferme, W.; Van Bael, M.; Hardy, A. Steering the Properties of MoOx Hole Transporting Layers in OPVs and OLEDs: Interface Morphology vs. Electronic Structure. Materials 2017, 10, 123.
Marchal W, Verboven I, Kesters J, Moeremans B, De Dobbelaere C, Bonneux G, Elen K, Conings B, Maes W, Boyen HG, Deferme W, Van Bael M, Hardy A. Steering the Properties of MoOx Hole Transporting Layers in OPVs and OLEDs: Interface Morphology vs. Electronic Structure. Materials. 2017; 10(2):123.Chicago/Turabian Style
Marchal, Wouter; Verboven, Inge; Kesters, Jurgen; Moeremans, Boaz; De Dobbelaere, Christopher; Bonneux, Gilles; Elen, Ken; Conings, Bert; Maes, Wouter; Boyen, Hans G.; Deferme, Wim; Van Bael, Marlies; Hardy, An. 2017. "Steering the Properties of MoOx Hole Transporting Layers in OPVs and OLEDs: Interface Morphology vs. Electronic Structure." Materials 10, no. 2: 123.
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