Effect of Ag layer thickness on the electrical transport and optical properties of ZnO/Ag/MoOx transparent composite electrodes and their use in P3HT:PC61BM-based organic solar cells

Sayantan Das, Hyung Woo Choi, Terry Alford

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In this paper, the optoelectronic properties and morphological features of indium-free ZnO/Ag/MoOx electrodes deposited by in situ combination of RF and DC sputtering at room temperature for low-cost organic photovoltaics has been discussed. The transparent composite electrode (ZnO/Ag/MoOx) was optimized by inspecting the formation of a continuous Ag thin film on top of the ZnO layer. It was found that a 9 nm thick Ag film had the best Haacke figure of merit. Organic solar cells on these composite electrodes revealed good optical and electrical properties, making them a promising alternative indium-free and PEDOT:PSS-free organic solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014



  • ITO free electrodes
  • Organic solar cells
  • Transparent composite electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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