Bilayer hybrid solar cells based on triphenylamine-thienylenevinylene dye and TiO2
2010 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 114, no 26, 11659-11664 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Photoinduced energy conversion from multilayers of organic dye on dense TiO2 films was investigated in bilayer hybrid solar cells. Dye layers of varying thicknesses were prepared by spin-casting the star-shaped dye [tris(dicyano-vinyl-2-thienyl)phenyl]amine (1) from solutions onto dense TiO2 on conducting glass substrates. A spin-cast layer of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and graphite powder was used for contacting the devices. Excitons generated in the dye multilayer contribute to the power conversion efficiency, reaching a maximum of ca. 0.3% at a dye layer thickness of ca. 8 nm for the devices described herein. For dye layers exceeding 5 nm, the cell performance becomes limited by the exciton diffusion length LED and the hole mobility in the organic layer. Using dye multilayers is a viable way to increase light harvesting in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 114, no 26, 11659-11664 p.
Research subject Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126540DOI: 10.1021/jp102946zISI: 000279282200047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126540DiVA: diva2:324690