Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publication Date

12-17-2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.2823586

Keywords

polymer photovoltaic cells, thin-films, blends

Abstract

Bilayer- and bulk-heterojunction solar cells based on liquid crystalline porphyrins (donors) were fabricated by solution processing. These porphyrins are (i) highly absorptive over the wavelengths of the solar spectrum, (ii) having energy levels matched well with the electron acceptors and anode materials to facilitate charge separation and transfer, and (iii) of a unique homeotropically aligned architecture for efficient charge transport and light harvesting. Thermal annealing of these solar cells induced alignments of porphyrins in the photoactive layers, leading to a factor of 4-5 higher power conversion efficiencies and short circuit current densities than their counterpart devices without postannealing. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Comments

Copyright 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 253505 (2007) and may be found at h.ttphttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.282358


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