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Title
Plasmon-enhanced organic solar cells with solution-processed three-dimensional Ag nanosheets
Article in journal
Authors
Chunyu Ma, Wenjing Qin, Xinrui Xu, Mingyang Li, Xuesong Han, Liying Yang, Shougen Yin, Jun Wei, Fengling Zhang
Publication Year
2013
Source
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2013, (109), 227-232
Link to Source (DOI)
10.1016/j.solmat.2012.11.005
Abstract
<p>The silver nanosheets (AgNSs) prepared via normal silver mirror reaction were used to improve the performance of organic solar cells. AgNSs with a size of about 100 nm in width and 10 nm in thickness formed a 3-D network on an indium tin oxide (ITO) surface. Organic solar cells with a structure of ITO/AgNSs/poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS)/poly(3-hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C-61 butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PC61BM)/LiF/Al exhibited an open circuit voltage (V-oc) of 0.60 +/- 0.01 V, short circuit current density (J(sc)) of 11.16 +/- 0.08 mA/cm(2), a fill factor (FF) of 53.69 +/- 0.92%, and power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.60 +/- 0.06%. The PCEs of organic solar cells with 3-D AgNSs layers were 1.29 times that of the control device without 3-D AgNSs layer. We attributed the improvement of the efficiency to localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) induced by the 3-D network of AgNSs, which enhanced the light harvest of active layers, increased the probability of exciton generation and dissociation.</p>