Low temperature efficient interconnecting layer for tandem polymer solar cells

Abu Farzan Mitul, Lal Mohammad, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Nirmal Adhikari, Sudhan Sigdel, Qi Wang, Ashish Dubey, Devendra Khatiwada, Qiquan Qiao

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Abstract

Tandem solar cells are found to be promising in organic photovoltaic research because they can double open-circuit voltage (Voc) and utilize photon energy efficiently, as compared to single junction solar cells. In a typical tandem polymer solar cell, two single subcells are staked and connected by an interconnecting layer, which is a prerequisite to achieving high photo-electron conversion efficiency. In this work, a low temperature solution processed and chemically stable PEDOT:PSS/AZO/PEIE interconnecting layer is reported. Tandem polymer solar cells based on this efficient layer can realize a high Voc, which can sum the Voc[U+05F3]s of subcells. Furthermore, the operation mechanism of the interconnecting layer is discussed to help better understand the electron recombination process in the interconnecting layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalNano Energy
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Interconnecting layer
  • PEIE
  • Polymer solar cells
  • Tandem structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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