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Efficiency Enhancement of MEH-PPV: PCBM Solar Cells by Addition of Ditertutyl Peroxide as an Additive
Article in journal
Li Yan-Fang, Li-Ying Yang, Wen-Jing Qin, Shou-Gen Yin, Feng-Ling Zhang
Publication Year
Chinese Physics Letters, 2013, (30)1,
Link to Source (DOI)
<p>Improved power conversion efficiency (PCE) and stability of organic bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells based on poly (2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (MEH-PPV) and methanofullerene [6,6]-phenyl C-61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) blends are obtained by using ditert butyl peroxide (DTBP) as an additive. The effect of the DTBP contents on the performance of photovoltaic cells is investigated. The results reveal that efficiency enhancement of MEH-PPV: PCBM solar cells can be realized by carefully tuning the contents of DTBP. Compared to the control device, the optimized device with 0.5wt% DTBP additive exhibits enhanced performance with J(sc) of (3.51 +/- 0.21) mA/cm(2), FF of (44.45 +/- 0.71)%, and PCE of (1.31 +/- 0.08)%, increased by 9.3%, 8.0% and 22.4%, respectively. The stability of the device is found to be improved by adding 0.5wt% of DTBP.</p>