Improving Performance of Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells over 13% by Employing Silver Nanowires-Doped PEDOT:PSS Composite Interface

Ruixiang Peng, Zhiyang Wan, Wei Song, Tingting Yan, Qiquan Qiao, Shangfeng Yang, Ziyi Ge, Mingtai Wang

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Abstract

Ag nanowires (NWs)/PEDOT:PSS composite was prepared by a facile solution-processing method and employed as anode interface in nonfullerene organic solar cells (OSCs). In the presence of a Ag NWs (5%, v/v%)/PEDOT:PSS interfacial layer, a high-power conversion efficiency up to 13.53% was achieved based on a PBDB-T-2Cl:IT-4F photoactive layer system, much higher than the efficiency of the controlled counterpart device with pristine PEDOT:PSS as anode modifier. Simultaneous enhancements in short-circuit current and fill factor were observed, in comparison to the case of the pristine PEDOT:PSS interface, due to the improved electrical conductivity of Ag NWs/PEDOT:PSS composites accompanied by the increased work function for a better matching with the indium tin oxide counter electrode, which facilitated increased charge transfer and reduced charge recombination at the anode/photoactive interface for improved device performance. The results clearly revealed that the Ag NWs/PEDOT:PSS composite interface is beneficial to improve the charge extraction and favor the realization of highly efficient nonfullerene OSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42447-42454
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume11
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ag nanowires
  • composite interface
  • electrical conductivity
  • nonfullerene organic solar cells
  • recombination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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