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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3219–3222

Enhanced photovoltaic performance of organic/silicon nanowire hybrid solar cells by solution-evacuated method

Wei-Li Wang, Xian-Shao Zou, Bin Zhang, Jun Dong, Qiao-Li Niu, Yi-An Yin, and Yong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3219-3222 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003219


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Abstract

A method has been developed to fabricate organic-inorganic hybrid heterojunction solar cells based on n-type silicon nanowire (SiNW) and poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly (styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) hybrid structures by evacuating the PEDOT:PSS solution with dip-dropping on the top of SiNWs before spin-coating (solution-evacuating). The coverage and contact interface between PEDOT:PSS and SiNW arrays can be dramatically enhanced by optimizing the solution-evacuated time. The maximum power conversion efficiency (PCE) reaches 9.22% for a solution-evacuated time of 2 min compared with 5.17% for the untreated pristine device. The improvement photovoltaic performance is mainly attributed to better organic coverage and contact with an n-type SiNW surface.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2014
Published: May 26, 2014

Citation
Wei-Li Wang, Xian-Shao Zou, Bin Zhang, Jun Dong, Qiao-Li Niu, Yi-An Yin, and Yong Zhang, "Enhanced photovoltaic performance of organic/silicon nanowire hybrid solar cells by solution-evacuated method," Opt. Lett. 39, 3219-3222 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3219


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