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Title: Controlling the morphology of nanofiber-P3HT:PCBM blends for organic bulk heterojunction solar cells
Authors: BERTHO, Sabine 
OOSTERBAAN, Wibren 
VRINDTS, Veerle 
D'HAEN, Jan 
CLEIJ, Thomas 
LUTSEN, Laurence 
MANCA, Jean 
VANDERZANDE, Dirk 
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Source: ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, 10(7). p. 1248-1251
Abstract: Within the field of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells, the morphology of the active layer has a key role in obtaining high power conversion efficiencies. P3HT nanofibers, obtained in highly concentrated solutions. are able to give controlled morphologies directly upon deposition. Since the solar cell efficiency of fiber solar cells depends on the fiber content of the casting solution, it is important to control this parameter. Here, we demonstrate an easy way to control the fiber content in the casting solution, i.e. changing the solution temperature. By using solution heating, the overall molecular weight of the polymer in the blend is kept constant, fiber isolation is not needed and the use of solvent mixtures is avoided. The obtained optimal power conversion efficiency is shown to be linked to the morphology of the active layer, which is studied with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Bertho, Sabine; Oosterbaan, Wibren D.; D'Haen, Jan; Cleij, Thomas J.; Manca, Jean; Vanderzande, Dirk] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Vrindts, Veerle; Lutsen, Laurence; Manca, Jean; Vanderzande, Dirk] IMEC VZW, IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Keywords: Organic solar cells; Nanofibers; Transmission electron microscopy
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10014
ISSN: 1566-1199
e-ISSN: 1878-5530
DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2009.06.018
ISI #: 000270636800008
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2010
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