SnO2 interlayer effects on the inverted polymer solar cells

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Özen Y., Candan İ.

Chemical Physics Letters, cilt.740, ss.1-5, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 740
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cplett.2019.137078
  • Dergi Adı: Chemical Physics Letters
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-5


By inserting a tin oxide (SnO2) thin film layer in between Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide (FTO) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) electron-selective layers, the performance of P3HT: PCBM based bulk-heterojunction type inverted polymer solar cells is considerably enhanced. A device with adding SnO2 layer showed a significant increase in PCE of 2.87% with an improved short-circuit current from 6.8 mA/cm2to 10.40 mA/cm2, compared to a reference device without SnO2 layer (2.18%). The relative increase in PCE value was 31.7%. Such enhancement is assigned to the excellent optical transparency and high electrical conductivity of the wide-band gap of SnO2 thin film layer.