Efficient Inverted Organic Solar Cells Based on a Fullerene Derivative-Modified Transparent Cathode
AbstractIndium tin oxide (ITO) is a transparent conductive material which is extensively used in organic solar cells (OSCs) as electrodes. In inverted OSCs, ITO is usually employed as a cathode, which should be modified by cathode buffer layers (CBLs) to achieve better contact with the active layers. In this paper, an amine group functionalized fullerene derivative (DMAPA-C60) is used as a CBL to modify the transparent cathode ITO in inverted OSCs based on PTB7 as a donor and PC71BM as an acceptor. Compared with traditional ZnO CBL, DMAPA-C60 exhibited comparable transmittance. OSCs based on DMAPA-C60 show much better device performance compared with their ZnO counterparts (power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) improved from 6.24 to 7.43%). This is mainly because a better contact between the DMAPA-C60 modified ITO and the active layer is formed, which leads to better electron transport and collection. Nanoscale morphologies also demonstrate that the surface of DMAPA-C60-modified ITO is plainer than the ZnO counterparts, which also leads to the better device performance. View Full-Text
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Wang, Y.; Cong, H.; Yu, B.; Zhang, Z.; Zhan, X. Efficient Inverted Organic Solar Cells Based on a Fullerene Derivative-Modified Transparent Cathode. Materials 2017, 10, 1064.
Wang Y, Cong H, Yu B, Zhang Z, Zhan X. Efficient Inverted Organic Solar Cells Based on a Fullerene Derivative-Modified Transparent Cathode. Materials. 2017; 10(9):1064.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Yifan; Cong, Hailin; Yu, Bing; Zhang, Zhiguo; Zhan, Xiaowei. 2017. "Efficient Inverted Organic Solar Cells Based on a Fullerene Derivative-Modified Transparent Cathode." Materials 10, no. 9: 1064.
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