Special Section on Organic Photovoltaics

Characteristics and performance of organic photovoltaic cells having the active layer fabricated by ternary organic semiconducting materials

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Shogo Imamura, Teruyoshi Mizutani, Kenzo Kojima, Shizuyasu Ochiai

Aichi Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1247 Yakusa, Toyota 470-0392, Japan

J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011119 (April 13, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3573901
History: Received August 11, 2010; Revised February 28, 2011; Accepted March 14, 2011; Published April 13, 2011; Online April 13, 2011
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The organic semiconductors of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), poly(3-octylthiophene)(P3OT), poly(3-dodecylthiophene) (P3DDT) and [6,6]-phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) were used to make active layers. The active layers of an organic thin film solar cell were fabricated by the P3HT/PC71BM, P3HT/P3OT/PC71BM and P3HT/P3DDT/PC71BM fluid, respectively. Compared with the performances, the performance of the organic solar cell fabricated by P3HT/P3OT/PC71BM thin film indicates the best. The open circuit voltage is 0.61 V. The short-circuit current density is 6.55 mA cm2. The fill factor is 0.51. The power conversion efficiency is 2.07%.

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Shogo Imamura ; Teruyoshi Mizutani ; Kenzo Kojima and Shizuyasu Ochiai
"Characteristics and performance of organic photovoltaic cells having the active layer fabricated by ternary organic semiconducting materials", J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011119 (April 13, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3573901


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