Semiconducting polymer and hydrogenated amorphous silicon heterojunction solar cells

A. R. Middya, Eric Allan Schiff

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In this work, we report on investigation of p-type semiconducting polymer, {poly(3,4 polyethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate)} (PEDOT:PSS) as the p-layer in NIP and PIN hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells. The rectification ratio of solution-casted diode is ∼ 10, it increases to 3×10 4 when PEDOT:PSS is deposited by Spin Coating technique. We observed additional photovoltaic effect when light is illuminated through polymer side. So far, best solar cells characteristics observed for PEDOT:PSS/a-Si:H hybrid solar cells are V oc ≈ 720 mV and J sc ≈ 1-2 mA/cm 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 29 2011


Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Middya, A. R., & Schiff, E. A. (2012). Semiconducting polymer and hydrogenated amorphous silicon heterojunction solar cells. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1321, pp. 45-50)