Improved open circuit voltage of the photovoltaic device using ferrocene as a donor material

Rakesh A. Afre, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Tetsuo Soga

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Abstract

In this work, we have studied the combination of ferrocene (Fc), the donor material and fullerene derivatives such as [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) and the acceptor material, for fabricating organic photovoltaic devices. The effect of temperature on open circuit voltage (Voc), short-circuit current density (Jsc), fill factor (FF) and the photoconversion efficiency (PCE), η has been investigated. By varying the annealing temperature, the Voc, FF and PCE, η, were increased up to 140 °C and further increasing of temperature it remains constant. However, the short-circuit current density was not varied concomitantly with other parameters. The maximum PCE was observed to be 0.053% at 140 °C, which is the best annealing temperature in the present study. There have been many attempts to synthesize Fc and fullerene dyads but as an application wise very few report are available. Therefore here we have tried to use Fc and PCBM for photovoltaic device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-782
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume160
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ferrocene
  • Fullerene derivative (PCBM)
  • Photovoltaic device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Improved open circuit voltage of the photovoltaic device using ferrocene as a donor material. / Afre, Rakesh A.; Hayashi, Yasuhiko; Soga, Tetsuo.

In: Synthetic Metals, Vol. 160, No. 7-8, 04.2010, p. 779-782.

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