Materials 2010, 3(11), 4939-4949; doi:10.3390/ma3114939
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Solvent Vapor Treatment Effects on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Films and its Application for Interpenetrating Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells

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Received: 22 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Energy Materials)
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Abstract: The solvent vapor treatment (SVT) for poly(3-hexylthiophene) (PAT6) films and its application to interpenetrating heterojunction organic solar cells have been studied. It was found that SVT could improve the crystallinity and electrical characteristics of the PAT6 films. We fabricated organic solar cells with an interpenetrating structure of PAT6 and fullerenes utilizing the SVT process, and discuss the improved performance of the solar cells by taking the film crystallinity, optical properties, and morphology into consideration.
Keywords: solvent vapor treatment; interpenetrating heterojunction; organic solar cells; poly(3-hexylthiophene); fullerene
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Hori, T.; Kittichungchit, V.; Moritou, H.; Kubo, H.; Fujii, A.; Ozaki, M. Solvent Vapor Treatment Effects on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Films and its Application for Interpenetrating Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells. Materials 2010, 3, 4939-4949.

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Hori T, Kittichungchit V, Moritou H, Kubo H, Fujii A, Ozaki M. Solvent Vapor Treatment Effects on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Films and its Application for Interpenetrating Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells. Materials. 2010; 3(11):4939-4949.

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Hori, Tetsuro; Kittichungchit, Varutt; Moritou, Hiroki; Kubo, Hitoshi; Fujii, Akihiko; Ozaki, Masanori. 2010. "Solvent Vapor Treatment Effects on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Films and its Application for Interpenetrating Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells." Materials 3, no. 11: 4939-4949.

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