Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate the use of self-assembled monolayer modified indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode in bulk heterojunction solar cell structure based on a photoactive layer of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PC61BM). The device studies show that there is a significant enhancement in the short-circuit current as well as in the shunt resistance on use of the hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) layer. The enhancement in short-circuit current density is attributed to the good contact formed between the organic materials and the methyl groups of HMDS. A significant improvement in the external quantum efficiency is also observed in case of the HMDS modified ITO based solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume124
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2014

Keywords

  • HMDS
  • Organic solar cells
  • SAM modified ITO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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