Polymer-nanoparticle hybrid solar cell

Conference Paper

The fabrication of polymer solar cells on large-area, flexible substrates offers the possibility for developing lower-cost commercial solar cells, although their efficiency is still quite low compared to other thin film solar cells. Here, we have investigated polymer-nanoparticle (NP) hybrid solar cells consisting of donor polymers and CdSe or ZnO nanoparticles. The P3HT-CdSe hybrid solar cells show a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 1.46 %. The MDMO-PPV:ZnO hybrid solar cells show a PCE of 1.26 % The low PCE is due to insulating organic ligands in NP surfaces and poor network of NP nanocrystals for the extraction of electrons. © 2012 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, C; Kim, JY; Amsden, JJ; Lee, D; Yoon, DY

Published Date

  • October 23, 2012

Published In

  • Technical Digest 2012 17th Opto Electronics and Communications Conference, Oecc 2012

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 102

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467309776

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/OECC.2012.6276391

Citation Source

  • Scopus