Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles

Annie Ng, Charles Surya, Wai Kin Yiu, Aleksandra Djurisic

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Abstract

We have performed the incorporation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with different concentration and morphology into anode buffer layer of poly [[4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′] dithiophene -2, 6-diyl] [3-fluoro-2- [(2-ethylhexy) carbonyl] thieno [3,4-b]thiophened iyl]] (PTB7): [6,6]-Phenyl C71 butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) based solar cell. Under optimized conditions, the power conversion efficiency (PCE) can be enhanced from 7.5 % (without AuNPs) to 8.1 % (with AuNPs), which is mainly attributed to the absorption enhancement in the range of 400-650 nm. The solar cells incorporated with pointy-edge AuNPs such as nanocubes show more significant improvement in the photovoltaic performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479923342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: Jun 18 2014Jun 20 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period6/18/146/20/14

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Conversion efficiency
Solar cells
Gold
Nanoparticles
Butyric acid
Buffer layers
Esters
Anodes
Polymer solar cells

Keywords

  • gold nanoparticles
  • plasmonic effect
  • polymer solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Ng, A., Surya, C., Yiu, W. K., & Djurisic, A. (2014). Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014 [7061100] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDSSC.2014.7061100

Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles. / Ng, Annie; Surya, Charles; Yiu, Wai Kin; Djurisic, Aleksandra.

2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 7061100.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ng, A, Surya, C, Yiu, WK & Djurisic, A 2014, Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles. in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014., 7061100, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014, Chengdu, China, 6/18/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDSSC.2014.7061100
Ng A, Surya C, Yiu WK, Djurisic A. Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 7061100 https://doi.org/10.1109/EDSSC.2014.7061100
Ng, Annie ; Surya, Charles ; Yiu, Wai Kin ; Djurisic, Aleksandra. / Power conversion efficiency enhancement of polymer solar cells by incorporation of gold nanoparticles. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
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