The effect of functionalized single walled carbon nanotube with octadecylamine on efficiency of poly-(3-hexylthiophene): [(6,6)] phenyl C-61 butyric acid methyl ester organic solar cells

ÇAKMAK G., GÜNEY H. Y., Yuksel S. A., GÜNEŞ S.

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.461, pp.85-91, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 461
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physb.2014.12.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-91
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


We fabricated bulk heterujunction (BM) solar cells with a configuration lTO/PEDOT:PSS/P3HT:PCBM:o-SWNT/A1 that consisted of different carbon nanotubes concentrations functionalized with octadecylamine (o-SWNT). The three solar cells which consisted of o-SWNT concentrations of 0.01%, 0.001% and 0.0001% by weight were prepared at the same process conditions. The absorption measurements of active layer (P3HT:PCBM: x wt% of o-SWNT) and current-voltage measurements of solar cells have shown that V-oc does not change depending on the used contribution rates. However, J(sc) has increased by 23.8% in solar cells that are fabricated with o-SWNT concentrations of 0.001 wt% compared with solar cell without o-SWNT. The power conversion efficiency has also increased by 31.8%. While IPCE is about 37% in 350 nm in the reference solar cell, IPCE of the solar cell comprised of o-SWNT of 0.001 wt% is about 45%. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.