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Interfacial and Electrode Modifications in P3HT:PC61BM based Organic Solar Cells: Devices, Processing and Characterization

Abstract The inexorable upsurge in world’s energy demand has steered the search for newer renewable energy sources and photovoltaics seemed to be one of the best alternatives for energy production. Among the various photovoltaic technologies that emerged, organic/polymer photovoltaics based on solution processed bulk-heterojunctions (BHJ) of semiconducting polymers has gained serious attention owing to the use of inexpensive light-weight materials, exhibiting high mechanical flexibility and compatibility with low temperature roll-to-roll manufacturing techniques on flexible substrates. The most widely studied material to date is the blend of regioregular P3HT and PC61BM used as donor and acceptor materials. The object of this study was to investigat... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Das, Sayantan (Author) / Alford, Terry L (Advisor) / Petuskey, William (Advisor) / Buttry, Daniel (Committee member) / Krause, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Materials Science / copper iodide hole transport layer / HMDS modified ITO / ITO free electrode / organic solar cells / P3HT:PC61BM
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 120 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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