Formation and characterization of polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells

Takeo Oku, Syuichi Nagaoka, Atsushi Suzuki, Kenji Kikuchi, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Hironori Inukai, Hayato Sakuragi, Tetsuo Soga

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Polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells with poly[3-hexylthiophene] (P3HT), poly [2-methoxy-5-(20-ethylhexoxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV), and 6,6-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) were produced and characterized. A device based on P3HT and PCBM provided better efficiency, fill factor, and short-circuit current compared to those of a device based on MEH-PPV and PCBM. The solar cell with P3HT and PCBM structure showed a higher photoresponse in the range of 400-650 nm. Energy levels of the molecules were calculated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1276-1279
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • A.Thin films
  • B. Chemical synthesis
  • D. Semiconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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