Photovoltaic devices created from electrodeposited "nano- textured" poly(thiophene) films

Judith L. Jenkins, Erin L. Ratcliff, R. Clayton Shallcross, Jeffrey L. Head, Neal R. Armstrong

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Abstract

Polythiophene films can be electrodeposited on modified ITO substrates, textured to increase their active surface area, doped to enhance charge transport, and then interfaced with C60 thin films to create "planar heterojunction" photovoltaic devices with power conversion efficiencies up to 1%. Preliminary results indicate that these electrodeposited films (e-P3HT) modified with appropriate ligands can serve as hosts for semi-conducting nanoparticles (CdSe NPs). These NPs may ultimately extend the device spectral sensitivity into the red and near-IR spectral regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventNanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7047
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/11/088/13/08

Keywords

  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Polymer electrodeposition
  • Semiconductor nanoparticle
  • Sensitization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Jenkins, J. L., Ratcliff, E. L., Shallcross, R. C., Head, J. L., & Armstrong, N. R. (2008). Photovoltaic devices created from electrodeposited "nano- textured" poly(thiophene) films. In Nanoscale Photonic and Cell Technologies for Photovoltaics [70470J] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7047). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.795482