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Title: Enhanced performance of polymer: fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells upon graphene addition
Authors: ROBAEYS, Pieter
Bonaccorso, Francesco
BOURGEOIS, Emilie
D'HAEN, Jan
DIERCKX, Wouter
DEXTERS, Wim
SPOLTORE, Donato
DRIJKONINGEN, Jeroen
LIESENBORGS, Jori
Lombardo, Antonio
Ferrari, Andrea C.
VAN REETH, Frank
HAENEN, Ken
Manca, Jean V.
Nesladek, Milos
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS
Citation: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 105 (8)
Abstract: Graphene has potential for applications in solar cells. We show that the short circuit current density of P3HT (Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl):PCBM((6,6)-Phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester) solar cells is enhanced by 10% upon the addition of graphene, with a 15% increase in the photon to electric conversion efficiency. We discuss the performance enhancement by studying the crystallization of P3HT, as well as the electrical transport properties. We show that graphene improves the balance between electron and hole mobilities with respect to a standard P3HT:PCBM solar cell. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Notes: [Robaeys, Pieter; Bourgeois, Emilie; D'Haen, Jan; Dierckx, Wouter; Dexters, Wim; Spoltore, Donato; Drijkoningen, Jeroen; Haenen, Ken; Manca, Jean V.; Nesladek, Milos] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Bonaccorso, Francesco; Lombardo, Antonio; Ferrari, Andrea C.] Univ Cambridge, Cambridge Graphene Ctr, Cambridge, England. [Bonaccorso, Francesco] Ist Italiano Tecnol, Graphene Labs, I-16163 Genoa, Italy. [Bourgeois, Emilie; D'Haen, Jan; Haenen, Ken; Manca, Jean V.; Nesladek, Milos] IMEC VZW, IMOMEC, Leuven, Belgium. [Liesenborgs, Jori; Van Reeth, Frank] Hasselt Univ, Expertise Ctr Digital Media EDM, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17873
DOI: 10.1063/1.4893777
ISI #: 000342753500088
ISSN: 0003-6951
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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