Special Section on Organic Photovoltaics

New fullerene derivatives for the photovoltaic application

[+] Author Affiliations
Hassina Derbal-Habak

Universite d’Angers, POMA Laboratory, 2 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, Francehassina.derbal@im2np.fr

Universite Aix-Marseille, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS UMR 6242, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, 13397 Marseille, France

Celine Bergeret

Université d’Angers, Laboratoire Moltech Anjou, CNRS UMR 6200, 2 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, France

Jack Cousseau

Université d’Angers, Laboratoire Moltech Anjou, CNRS UMR 6200, 2 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, France

Jean Jacques Simon

Universite Aix-Marseille, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS UMR 6242, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, 13397 Marseille, France

Ludovic Escoubas

Universite Aix-Marseille, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS UMR 6242, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, 13397 Marseille, France

Jean-Michel Nunzi

Queen's University, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011120 (April 20, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3576907
History: Received July 06, 2010; Revised March 14, 2011; Accepted March 21, 2010; Published April 20, 2011; Online April 20, 2011
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Cyclopropano[70]fullerenes have been synthesized in the aim of being used as acceptors in blends based on regioregular poly (3,5-Hexylthiophene) RR-P3HT for photovoltaic (PV) plastic cells. These molecules used with RR-P3HT in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) configuration provided interesting characteristics: 1.5% solar conversion efficiency, 9.29 mA/cm2 current density, 0.51 V open circuit voltage, and 0.34 fill factor. The IPCE spectrum for P3HT: cyclopropano[70]fullerene cells shows a peak around 430 nm with 71% external quantum efficiency. This result justifies the increased current density.

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Topics

Fullerenes

Citation

Hassina Derbal-Habak ; Celine Bergeret ; Jack Cousseau ; Jean Jacques Simon ; Ludovic Escoubas, et al.
"New fullerene derivatives for the photovoltaic application", J. Photon. Energy. 1(1), 011120 (April 20, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3576907


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