In this work we improved the performance of ITO-free polymer solar cells (PSCs) by incorporating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the highly conductive (HC) PEDOT:PSS anode. The AgNPs were synthetized in-situ in the PEDOT:PSS water dispersion. This anode was used to realize PSCs with the following geometry: glass/HC-PEDOT:PSS/PEDOT:PSS/PBDTTTC:[70]PCBM/Ca/Al. All the devices were characterized by UV-VIS spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, IV light, IV dark and quantum efficiency measurements. The presence of AgNPs in the HC-PEDOT:PSS anode contributes to improve the absorption of the photoactive layer and to lower the resistivity of the anode.

ITO-free anode with plasmonic silver nanoparticles for high efficient polymer solar cells

Minarini, C.;Ricciardi, R.;Diana, R.;Nenna, G.;De Girolamo Del Mauro, A.;Morvillo, P.
2014

Abstract

In this work we improved the performance of ITO-free polymer solar cells (PSCs) by incorporating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the highly conductive (HC) PEDOT:PSS anode. The AgNPs were synthetized in-situ in the PEDOT:PSS water dispersion. This anode was used to realize PSCs with the following geometry: glass/HC-PEDOT:PSS/PEDOT:PSS/PBDTTTC:[70]PCBM/Ca/Al. All the devices were characterized by UV-VIS spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, IV light, IV dark and quantum efficiency measurements. The presence of AgNPs in the HC-PEDOT:PSS anode contributes to improve the absorption of the photoactive layer and to lower the resistivity of the anode.
Impedance spectroscopy;Plasmonic effect;ITO-free;Polymer solar cells;Silver nanoparticles
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